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The education of Henry Adams : an autobiography.

Author: Henry Adams; Henry Cabot Lodge; Massachusetts Historical Society.; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.),
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1918
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived.
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Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Education of Henry Adams.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1918 (Cambridge, Mass. : Riverside Press)
(OCoLC)654264847
Named Person: Henry Adams; Henry Adams, <Historiker>; Henry Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Adams; Henry Cabot Lodge; Massachusetts Historical Society.; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.),
OCLC Number: 237048
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 519 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Editor's preface / Henry Cabot Lodge --
Quincy (1838-1848) --
Boston (1848-1854) --
Washington (1850-1854) --
Harvard College (1854-1858) --
Berlin (1858-1859) --
Rome (1859-1860) --
Treason (1860-1861) --
Diplomacy (1861) --
Foes or friends (1862) --
Political morality (1862) --
The battle of the rams (1863) --
Eccentricity (1863) --
The perfection of human society (1864) --
Dilettantism (1865-1866) --
Darwinism (1867-1868) --
The press (1868) --
President Grant (1869) --
Free fight (1869-1870) --
Chaos (1870) --
Failure (1871) --
Twenty years after (1892) --
Chicago (1893) --
Silence (1894-1898) --
Indian summer (1898-1899) --
The dynamo and the virgin (1900) --
Twilight (1901) --
Teufelsdröckh (1901) --
The height of knowledge (1902) --
The abyss of ignorance (1902) --
Vis inertiae (1903) --
The grammar of science (1903) --
Vis nova (1903-1904) --
A dynamic theory of history (1904) --
A law of acceleration (1904) --
Nunc age (1905).

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Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived.

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