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The Education of Henry Adams (Oxford World's Classics)

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As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past Presidents, Henry Adams was forever focused on the experiences and expectations unique to America. A prompt bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Education of Henry Adams (1918) recounts his own and his country's development from 1838--the year Adams was born--up to 1905, thus incorporating the Civil War, unprecedented capitalist expansion, and the growth of the United States as a world power. Adams considered the nation both a success and a failure, and this paradox was the very impetus that compelled him to set down his Education--in the pages of which he also voiced a deep skepticism about mankind's ability to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit and irony, reassembling the past while glimpsing at the future, this book wholly expresses what Henry James declared the "complex fate" of being an American. Adams's thoroughly documented vision remains one of the most absorbing American autobiographies ever written.

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As a journalist, historian and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents, Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. This work recounts his own and the country's education from 1838 to 1905, incorporating the Civil War and the growth of the USA as a world power.

Synopsis:

Colorful images, removable memorabilia, and authoritative but easy-to-understand text combine to tell the story of all of America's Commanders in Chiefs, from George Washington to George W. Bush--their personalities, their politics, and their significant contributions.

Synopsis:

An immediate bestseller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, this autobiography recounts Adams' own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, incorporating the Civil war, capitalist expansion, and the growth of the United States as a world power.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192823694
Editor:
Nadel, IRA B.
Author:
Nadel, Ira
Editor:
Nadel, IRA B.
Author:
null, Ira
Author:
Adams, Henry
Author:
null, Henry
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Historians -- United States.
Subject:
Adams, Henry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19990812
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
27 line illus.
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 1.1 in 0.85 lb

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Product details 560 pages Oxford University Press - English 9780192823694 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As a journalist, historian and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents, Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. This work recounts his own and the country's education from 1838 to 1905, incorporating the Civil War and the growth of the USA as a world power.
"Synopsis" by , Colorful images, removable memorabilia, and authoritative but easy-to-understand text combine to tell the story of all of America's Commanders in Chiefs, from George Washington to George W. Bush--their personalities, their politics, and their significant contributions.
"Synopsis" by , An immediate bestseller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, this autobiography recounts Adams' own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, incorporating the Civil war, capitalist expansion, and the growth of the United States as a world power.

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