The Education of Henry Adams by Henry B. Adams The Education of Henry Adams
by Henry B. Adams

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Originally written for close friends and family The Education of Henry Adams was released to the public only after the death of its author, American historian HENRY BROOKS ADAMS (1838-1918), a member of the Adams political family, Harvard professor of medieval history, and a journalist dedicated to exposing corruption. A reflective chronicle of life as a man crossing eras, Adams details how he saw the world around him change from the 19th century to the 20th. The schooling he had as a child left him wholly unprepared for the newer, faster world. The 20th century was dominated by scientific development, and Adams's education had been grounded in classical literature and history-areas that, he believed, offered no real advantages to modern man. Readers interested in historical periods of transition will find this autobiography a moving and thoughtful way to access the stresses and fears of those who lived through the last great societal shift.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1-60520-108-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60520-108-5
  • Sales Rank #4093782
  • Published on: January 01, 2008
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 456 pages

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