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The young Henry Adams.

Ernest Samuels

The young Henry Adams.

by Ernest Samuels

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Published by Harvard Univ. Press in Cambridge .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE175.5 .A178
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 378 p.
    Number of Pages378
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6033040M
    LC Control Number48010525
    OCLC/WorldCa420713

    Henry Adams Written in the third person, Adams contemplates his privileged background mirrored in the realities of the burgeoning twentieth century. Choosing not to follow in the footsteps of his influential family, which included presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Henry dedicated his life to observation, education, and writing. Sometime after he began writing the Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Adams decided to create a companion piece, which became the Education of Henry Adams. (For thorough discussions of the inception of the Education, and the history of the text, see Jean Gooder's "Note on the Text," Penguin Classics edition and Samuels', The Major Phase.)The work was completed in .

    Henry Brooks Adams was a brainy political journalist, academic and gadabout during the second half of the 19th century. He is best remembered for his great personal summing-up, The Education of Henry Adams (). Adams was the great-grandson of President John Adams, the grandson of President John Quincy Adams and the son of Charles Francis Adams, the . This was the lesson that Henry Adams had learned over and over again in politics since 10 At least four-fifths of the American people,—Adams among the rest,—had united in the election of General Grant to the Presidency, and probably had been more or less affected in their choice by the parallel they felt between Grant and Washington.

    * Henry Adams () was born about in Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England.() He immigrated in to Massachusetts.() He emigrated in from England.() He died in OCT in Quincy, MA.() *Henry Adams of Braintree, Mass: "Henry Adams died in Braintree (since Quincy), Mass., at the age of about sixty-three.   Henry Adams' MONT SAINT MICHEL AND CHARTRES (MSMC) is simply a great book. Adams' lucid writing style and his insights are impressive, and this book should be read by every supposedly "educated" individual. Adams deals with complex topics such as Gothic Architecture, Medieval poetry and mysticsim, and Scholastic Philosophy with clarity and ease/5(5).


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The young Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels Download PDF EPUB FB2

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).

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Bd. 1 The young Henry Adams. 2 The middle years. Henry Brooks Adams (Febru – Ma ) was an American historian and member of the Adams political family, being descended from two U.S.

Presidents. As a young Harvard graduate, he was secretary to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Abraham Lincoln's ambassador in London, a posting that had much influence on the younger man.

Adams had good friends who met tragic fates, his wife committed suicide at a young age, and as he grew older, found himself “A solitary man of sixty-five years or more, alone in a Gothic cathedral or a Paris apartment ” ().

So this is The Education of Henry Adams. You may wonder why I liked it so much, and recommend it.5/5(2). In this perceptive biography Ernest Samuels rescues a young man from the injustice of an old one—the young Henry Adams from the ironic hindsights and distortions of that great autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams.

He shows Adams as he really was in his formative years—a very human and ardent idealist, forging out of fortune and. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

The young Henry Adams. book 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 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. “ any theorist who wants to explore commentary on Adams should start with Young.” —Perspectives on Politics “This is an unusually intelligent, balanced, thoughtful study of a notoriously difficult writer and thinker An important book, possibly the best, broadest, and most original study of Henry Adams published in the past.

Summary. Initially optimistic about Grant's first term in office, Henry soon becomes disillusioned. Because of Grant's success during the Civil War, Henry assumes that the new President will at least be an effective administrator, as George Washington was, and have the wisdom to select top men for his Cabinet.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information. Henry Brooks Adams was born into one of the oldest and most distinguished families in Boston, a family which had produced two American presidents, giving him the opportunity to pursue a wide-ranging variety of intellectual interests during the course /5.

Summary. On a hot July night inthe Adams family arrives in the States after seven years abroad. Henry is thirty years old. After a few months of relaxation and renewing friendships, he leaves Boston on October 12 to become a freelance journalist in Washington; en route to the nation's capital, he stops off in New York and arranges to do some work for the Nation as well.

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Publish your book with B&N. Learn : Ernest Samuels. Henry Adams sought, late in life, to thwart prospective biographers by writing his own biography.

Published soon after his death inThe Education of Henry Adams was rightly greeted as a masterpiece. Not until thirty years later, with the appearance of the first volume of Ernest Samuelsâe(tm)s biography, did it become apparent how much the story had been colored by 3/5(1).

Henry Adams. AKA Henry Brooks Adams. The Education of Henry Adams. Birthplace: Boston, MA Location of death: Washington, DC Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Rock.

The American historian Henry Adams, son of Charles Francis Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 16th of February He Born:   The most detailed version I have found of the book’s publication and reception comes from Ernest Samuels’s biography, Henry Adams: The Middle Years.

As a young man, Adams sympathized with. The Adams Family 'The Education of Henry Adams' or the autobiography of Henry Adams we have waited for twelve years. It is a book of unique richness, of unforgettable comment and challenging thought, a book delightful, whimsical, deep-thinking, suggestive, a book greatly worth the waiting for.

It has had a curious history. 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. About Henry Adams. 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 life.

Functioning both in the world of practical. Henry Adams The Major Phase. Ernest Samuels. The Young Henry Adams and Henry Adams: The Middle Years, which the New York Times called “eminently sympathetic, inclusive, sensible and satisfying.” Finalist, National Book Award, History and Biography Category, National Book Foundation.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. Henry Adams (Adams, Henry, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article. Adams, Henry, Chapters of Erie, and Other Essays (Boston: J.

R. Osgood and Company, ), also by Charles Francis Adams and Francis Amasa Walker (multiple formats at ) Adams, Henry. J. Gardner Bartlett, in his history of Henry Adams, stated unequivocally that the alleged connection of Henry Adams with the Ap Adam family of Beverstone and Tidenham rested on forged evidences.

In proof [the Ap Adam chart from The Complete Peerage, vol. 1 (), pp. ] was given in the Bartlett book.This giant lacuna in The Education of Henry Adams is only indicated by a chapter title: “Twelve Years Later.” Adams was a very young man during the Civil War, serving his father in the American embassy to Britain.

So slavery and the southern “Slave Power” are lively presences in the Education. Black people, however, are invisible; one /5(33).