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John Adams : a life

Author: John E Ferling
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, USA, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Ferling has nearly forty years of experience as a historian of early America. The author of acclaimed histories such as A Leap into the Dark and Almost a Miracle, he has appeared on many TV and film documentaries on this pivotal period of our history. In John Adams: A Life, Ferling offers a compelling portrait of one of the giants of the Revolutionary era. Drawing on extensive research, Ferling depicts a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John E Ferling
ISBN: 9780195398663 0195398661
OCLC Number: 401163336
Notes: Originally published: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1992.
Description: vii, 535 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Love of fame : Vanity is my cardinal vice --
Shall I creep or fly? --
To thine own self be true --
The scene of action --
pt. 2. An epocha in history : Tea that bainfull weed --
Until our rights are fully restored --
We shall do something in time --
Oh that I was a soldier! --
A total absolute independence --
To leave this station with honor --
pt. 3. Safe and glorious in the harbour of peace : A man of no consequence --
My business is peace --
Thus drops the curtain --
High against America --
pt. 4. One man of inflexible integrity : Much to be grateful for --
An office of hard labor and severe duty --
War is inexpedient --
Thunderstruck --
The seeds of discontent and division --
pt. 5. I still live and enjoy life : A retired hermetical life --
A heavy burden to carry.
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