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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

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Publisher Comments:

A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning and the National Book Award winning . "The most lovable and most laughable, the warmest and possibly the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few men do and preserved his knowledge in a voluminous correspondence that still resonates. Ellis has used it with great skill and perception not only to bring us the man, warts and all, but more importantly to reveal his extraordinary insights into the problems confronting the founders that resonate today in the republic they created."--Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University.

Review:

"Perhaps there is one out of the many characteristics Ellis concisely and elegantly writes about that does more to illuminate Adams' behavior than any other. And that was his penchant for marking up the books in his vast library, carrying on an argument with the authors on the printed page. This marginalia—angry, derisive, testy, full of candor and irreverence— proves to be the measure of the passionate, garrulous, brilliant, and argumentative man. Ellis makes a case for Adams as being the most human, and certainly the most open, of the prominent Founders. But the book is more than an exploration of Adams' personality. There is a wonderful chapter on the celebrated Adams-Jefferson correspondence, some interesting thoughts on the Adams family, and a short history of how the Adams reputation has fared over the more than century and a half since his death. This is a perceptive portrait that will delight historians and general readers alike, and a fine tribute to an American unique." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Synopsis:

"Passionate Sage is [Ellis's] best book."--Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review 

Synopsis:

" is [Ellis's] best book."--Judith Shulevitz,  

Synopsis:

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were once considered equally important fathers of the American Revolution, but over time Jefferson's reputation became enshrined and Adam's faded. In this thoughtful study of Adams in retirement, Joseph J. Ellis takes a fresh look at this astute, likable quirky statesman and his achievements.

About the Author

Joseph J. Ellis is Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393311334
Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Adams, john, 1735-1826
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Adams, John
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd ed..
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2325
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.32x5.44x.72 in. .72 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393311334 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Passionate Sage is [Ellis's] best book."--Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review 
"Synopsis" by , " is [Ellis's] best book."--Judith Shulevitz,  
"Synopsis" by , Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were once considered equally important fathers of the American Revolution, but over time Jefferson's reputation became enshrined and Adam's faded. In this thoughtful study of Adams in retirement, Joseph J. Ellis takes a fresh look at this astute, likable quirky statesman and his achievements.
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