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The Letters of Henry Adams, 1858-1892

The Letters of Henry Adams, 1858-1892( )
Author: Adams, Henry
Editor: Levenson, J. C.
Samuels, Ernest
Vandersee, Charles
Winner, Viola H.
Samuels, Jayne N.
Abbot, Eleanor P.
ISBN:978-0-674-52685-3
Publication Date:Jan 1982
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $335.50
Book Description:

Henry Adams's letters are one of the vital chronicles of the life of the mind in America. A perceptive analyst of people, events, and ideas, Adams recorded, with brilliance and wit, sixty years of enormous change at home and abroad.

Volume I shows him growing from a high-spirited but self-conscious 20-year-old to a self-assured man of the world. In Washington in the chaotic months before Lincoln's inauguration, then in London during the war years and beyond, he serves as...
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Book Details
Pages:2016
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Literary Collections / Letters
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.942 x 10.725 x 3.97 Inches
Book Weight:7.6 Pounds
Author Biography
Adams, Henry (Author)
Henry Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 16, 1838, the son of American diplomat Charles Francis Adams and grandson of President John Quincy Adams. Educated at Harvard University, he worked in Washington, D.C., as his father's secretary before embarking on a career in journalism and later in teaching. A prominent American historian, he wrote several important historical works. His works include The Education of Henry Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Esther: A Novel, and Democracy: An American Novel. He died on March 27, 1918 at the age of 80.

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