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Henry Adams Scientific Historian by William H. Jordy

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Published by Elliots Books .
Written in English


  • Biography/Autobiography

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Open LibraryOL9445174M
ISBN 100685266834
ISBN 109780685266830

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Henry Adams has books on Goodreads with ratings. Henry Adams’s most popular book is La educación de Henry Adams. The book opens with the birth of Henry Adams, "[u]nder the shadow of the Boston State House," in the third residence below Mount Vernon Place on Febru Adams briefly refers to his heritage as the great-grandchild of one United States President, John Adams () and the grandson of another, John Quincy Adams ( The title of "The Education of Henry Adams" sounds like an autobiography, but the book is really about the development of a man's conscience and theory of human history, using the world events of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a backdrop and a laboratory.5/5(5).   Born in into the family of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams had the opportunity to pursue a wide-ranging variety of intellectual interests during the course of his oning both in the world of practical men and affairs (as a journalist and an assistant to his father, Charles Francis Adams), and in the world of ideas (as a prolific writer, 3/5(10).

  Henry Adams, historian, man of letters, and author of one of the outstanding autobiographies of Western literature, The Education of Henry Adams. Adams was the product of Boston’s Brahmin class, a cultured elite that traced its lineage to Puritan New England. He was the great-grandson of John Adams. Despite Adams's self-effacing claims to the contrary, Henry is an effective, innovative teacher and editor. He pioneers the use of the seminar system, advocates the study of American history, introduces graduate studies in history, and encourages student evaluations as . Printed privately in and published to wide acclaim shortly after the author&’s death in , The Education of Henry Adams is a brilliant, idiosyncratic blend of autobiography and history that charts the great transformation in American life during the so-called Gilded Age. With an introduction by renowned historian Edmund Morris. Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams is intellectual autobiography told in a slightly mocking, gently ironic third person. Henry Adams is never off the page. He anatomizes himself with the same acuity, but greater clarity, than the other /5.

  The Education of Henry Adams is an extraordinary book, maddening, alternately fascinating and tedious, just as often mordantly and unexpectedly funny, one that seems both ragingly pertinent to and impossibly distant from our own time. Written in a stream of perfectly balanced and musical prose, it is at times opaque; coming from a perspective. Henry Adams (), American author, historian, and critic is most famous for his memoir The Education of Henry Adams () which he was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for in Henry Brooks Adams was born on 16 February in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Charles Francis Adams (), diplomat and writer, and Abigail Brown . Check out this great listen on As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An immediate best-seller that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in , The. The War of was the most ignoble, ineptly fought American conflict of the nineteenth century. This history, extracted from Henry Adam’s nine-volume work, ‘History of the United States during the Administrations of Jefferson and Madison ()’, illuminates that .