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Henry Adams

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Born in 1838 into one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Boston, a family which had produced two American presidents, Henry Adams had the opportunity to pursue a wide-ranging variety of intellectual interests during the course of his life. Functioning both in the world of practical men and afffairs (as a journalist and an assistant to his father, who was an American diplomat in Washinton and London), and in the world of ideas (as a prolific writer, the editor of the prestigious North American Review, and a professor of medieval, european, and American history at Harvard), Adams was one... Read More

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Democracy
An American Novel
Written by Henry Adams
Introduction by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $12.95

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Democracy
An American Novel
Written by Henry Adams
Introduction by Arthur Schlesinger


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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The Education of Henry Adams
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Henry Adams


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99

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The Education of Henry Adams
An Autobiography
Written by Henry Adams
Introduction by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 11, 1999
Price: $15.00

"I cannot remember when I was not fascinated by Henry Adams,"said Gore Vidal. "He was remarkably prescient about the coming horrors."

His political ideals shaped by two presidential ancestors—great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams—Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from... Read more >
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