Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family
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BeschreibungThere has never been any doubt that the Adams family was America's first family in our politics and memory. This research-based and insightful book is a multigenerational biography of that family from the founder father John through the mordant writer Brooks.
Inhaltsverzeichnis"The history of my family is not a pleasant one..."
2. Growing Up
8. Charles Francis
10. Another Generation
18. Endings Postscript Sources Index
PortraitPaul C. Nagel is former Director of the Virginia Historical Society, a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a cultural laureate of Virginia, and a contributing editor of American Heritage.
PressestimmenAn intelligent, tactful, and spiritually generous chronicle of a dynasty that gave the United States two presidents...This volume might be called a gift of realism that can enhance our judgment of public men and their families. The New Yorker A magnificent book on four generations of Adamses, from John to Brooks. Nagel has written a great book because he captures the pathos of time's passage. The New York Times A finely crafted biographical study full of unostentatious but perceptive judgments and insights...should appeal to both professional historians and general readers alike. The American Historical Review
Untertitel: Harvard Univ PR. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HARVARD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 1999
Seitenanzahl: 414 Seiten