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The Five of Hearts : an intimate portrait of Henry Adams and his friends, 1880-1918

Author: Patricia O'Toole
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams, historian and scion of America's first political dynasty; his wife, Clover, gifted photographer and tragic victim of depression; John Hay, ambassador and secretary of state; his wife, Clara, a Midwestern heiress; and Clarence King, pioneering geologist, entrepreneur, and man of mystery. They knew every president from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Adams; Henry Adams; John Hay; Adams family.; Hayes family.; Adams family.; Henry Adams; John Hay; Hayes family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia O'Toole
ISBN: 0743288238 9780743288231
OCLC Number: 64567028
Notes: Originally published: New York : C. Potter, ©1990.
Description: xviii, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Patricia O'Toole.
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The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams, historian and scion of America's first political dynasty; his wife, Clover, gifted photographer and tragic victim of depression; John Hay, ambassador and secretary of state; his wife, Clara, a Midwestern heiress; and Clarence King, pioneering geologist, entrepreneur, and man of mystery. They knew every president from Abraham Lincoln to Theodore Roosevelt and befriended Henry James, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, and a host of other illustrious figures on both sides of the Atlantic.

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"The lesson of this book, a lesson that Adams himself drew from his own life, is that no matter how charmed your circle is, or how devoted its members are to each other, it cannot ward off life's Read more...

 
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