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The education of Henry Adams : an autobiography

Author: Henry Adams
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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Few books have so firmly established their place in American literature as The Education of Henry Adams. When it was first published in 1918, it became an instant bestseller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. More than eighty years later, in an age of self-reflection and exhaustive memoirs, The Education still stands as perhaps the greatest American autobiography. The son of a diplomat, the grandson and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Henry Adams; Henry Adams; Henry Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Adams
ISBN: 0618056661 9780618056668
OCLC Number: 43615459
Notes: "A Mariner Book."
Originally published: Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1918.
Includes index.
Description: xviii, 517 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 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).
Responsibility: with a new introduction by Donald Hall.
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Few books have so firmly established their place in American literature as The Education of Henry Adams. When it was first published in 1918, it became an instant bestseller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. More than eighty years later, in an age of self-reflection and exhaustive memoirs, The Education still stands as perhaps the greatest American autobiography. The son of a diplomat, the grandson and great-grandson of two American presidents, a man of extraordinary gifts and learning in his own right, Henry Adams recounts his life from his birth in 1838 and upbringing as a Boston Brahmin, through the Civil War, the nation's industrial expansion, and its emergence as a world power. In the process, he gives us a brilliant history of a changing country as well as a thoughtful, humane, often tender exploration of himself. From the original publisher, this edition of The Education of Henry Adams, newly introduced by Donald Hall, celebrates and honors this classic work on what it means to be an American. -- Publisher.

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