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Adams on Adams

Author: John Adams; Paul M Zall
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009. ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After more than two hundred years in the shadows of Washington and Jefferson, John Adams enjoys fame as one of our top presidents. Of unprepossessing appearance and feisty temperament, he expressed his personal feelings in copious correspondence and public documents along with two unfinished autobiographies. Paul M. Zall draws from Adams's own letters, diaries, notes and autobiographies to create a fresh portrait.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Adams on Adams.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009, ©2004
xvii, 181 pages
Named Person: John Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Adams; Paul M Zall
ISBN: 9780813149363 0813149363
OCLC Number: 905865527
Description: 1 online resource (200 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments and Note on the Text; Introduction: The Last Angry Man; 1. Becoming a Lawyer, 1735-1758; 2. Practicing Law, 1758-1765; 3. Becoming a Radical, 1764-1770; 4. Reconciling Idea and Inclination, 1770-1774; 5. Maneuvering Independence, 1774-1775; 6. Declaring Independence, 1775-1776; 7. Practicing Diplomacy, 1776-1780; 8. Becoming the ""Washington of Negotiation, "" 1781-1783; 9. Implementing Independence, 1783-1788; 10. Succeeding Washington, 1788-1801; 11. Outliving Enemies, 1801-1826; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L. Mn; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y.
Responsibility: selected and edited by Paul M. Zall.

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Drawing from John Adams' own letters, diaries, notes and autobiographies, Zall traces Adam's rise from country lawyer to presidency.  Read more...

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"A delightful read." -- <i>John Patrick Diggins, Distinguished Professor of History at the City University </i></p>

 
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