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America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 - Brookhiser, Richard
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Richard Brookhiser has won a wide and loyal following for his stylish, pointed, and elegant biographies of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. In "America's First Dynasty," Brookhiser tells the story of America's longest and still greatest dynasty -- the Adamses, the only family in our history to play a leading role in American affairs for nearly two centuries. From John, the self-made, tough-minded lawyer who rose to the highest office in the government he helped create; to John Quincy, the child prodigy who grew up amid foreign royalty, followed his father to the White House, and later reinvented himself as a champion of liberty in Congress; to politician and writer Charles Francis, the only well-balanced Adams; to Henry, brilliant scholar and journalist -- the Adamses achieved longer-lasting greatness than any other American family. Brookhiser's canvass starts in colonial America, when John Adams had to teach himself the law and ride on horseback for miles to find clients. It does not end until after the "Titanic" sinks -- Henry had booked a room but changed his plans -- and World War I begins, with Henry near the action in France. The story of this single family offers a short course in the nation's history, because for nearly two hundred years Adams history was American history. The Adamses were accompanied by an impressive cast of characters, from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, to Andrew Jackson and Ulysses Grant, to Teddy Roosevelt. "America's First Dynasty" offers telling portraits of the great men of our past, and many of the women around them. John and Abigail's great love affair was destined to be repeated by their offspring and offspring's offspring. As with any family, there was a darker side to the Adams story: many of its members were abject failures. Alcoholism was a familiar specter, and suicide was not unknown. Only one of the four great Adamses was a kind man and father; the others set standards so impossibly high that few of their children could meet them. Yet despite more than a century of difference from John to Henry, certain Adams traits remained the same. In the story of our first and still-greatest family, we can all see something of our own struggles with family, fate, and history. America's First Dynasty: The Adamses, 1735-1918 Brookhiser, Richard, Free Press

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In the spirit of his earlier books, Alexander Hamilton: American and Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington, Richard Brookhiser produces an elegant, concise volume drawing on previous scholarship but offering a fresh perspective on four prickly generations of Adamses. Until David McCullough's John Adams became a surprise bestseller, the United States' second president and his descendants seldom had good press. Acknowledging John's essential role in the American Revolution and his son John Quincy's principled fight against slavery, contemporaries and historians nonetheless judged both men poor presidents, characterized by haughty pride and stiff-necked dislike of compromise. Charles Francis Adams, John Quincy's son, lost an almost certain chance to run for president as a Republican in 1872 by disdainfully announcing "that he would reject any nomination that had to be negotiated for;" the most famous book by Charles's son, The Education of Henry Adams (1907), implicitly blames Henry's failure to achieve the prominence of his forefathers on the loss of meaning and coherence in the modern, fragmented world. Tracing the lives and careers of these four men, Brookhiser strikes a balance between their struggles with a daunting heritage and battles with the often unappreciative outer world, identifying "the constant companion of the Adamses" as "the idea of greatness. Am I as great as my ancestors? As great as my contemporari 20th century,americas,biographies,historical,history,leaders and notable people,military,political,presidents and heads of state,revolution and founding Biographies, Free Press

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[EAN: 9780684868813], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: The Free Press, New York], ADAMS FAMILY, JOHN ADAMS, RICHARD BROOHISER, QUINCY HENRY CHARLES FRANCIS UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS, BIOGRAPHY, GEORGE WASHINGTON, SLAVERY, TIMOTHY PICKERING, JAMES MADISON, ALEXANDER HAMILON, FEDERALIST PARTY, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, C. CALHOUN, AMERICAN REVOLUTION, ABIGAIL CONGRESS, History|United States|General, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Historical, Biography & Autobiography|Political, Biography & Autobiography|Presidents & Heads of State, Jacket, 244 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. BIOGRAPHY. Starts in colonial America, when John Adams had to teach himself the law and ride on horseback for miles to find clients. It does not end until after the Titanic sinks - Henry Adams had booked a room but changed his plans - and World War I begins, with Henry near the action of France. The story of this singular family offers a short course in the nation's history, because for nearly two hundred years Adams history was American history. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Adams Family, John Adams, Richard Broohiser, John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams, Charles Francis Adams, United States Presidents, Biography, George Washington, Slavery, Timothy Pickering, James Madison, Alexander Hamilon, Federalist Party, Declaration of Independence, John C. Calhoun, American Revolution, Abigail Adams, United States Congress).

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New York: The Free Press. Simon & Schuster, 2002 Pictorial Wrapper. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. Advanced Reading Copy (ARC). 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. ISBN: 0684868814. Pristine soft cover with slick cover featuring the portraits of the four Adam ses. Uncorrected proof. Letter dated October, 2001 announcing the publication which is to be released in February, 2002 for $25.00 is included. 234 pages. Great addition to any library., New York: The Free Press. Simon & Schuster, 2002, NY: Arno Press, 1976. This OVERSIZED BOOK is in VERY GOOD ++ CONDITION. With a Dust Jacket in VG condition, protected in a mylar cover. Binding & hinges tight, no markings, nor inscriptions. Includes the great Chicago fire, the blizzard of 1888, Johnstown flood, Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in NYC, Titantic, Hindenburg, Boston's Cocoanut Grove fire, and much more. 315pp in original cloth covers. PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT. . Hard Cover. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall., Arno Press, 1976

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America's First Dynasty
Author:

BROOKHISER, RICHARD

Title:

America's First Dynasty

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9780684868813

From the acclaimed author of "Founding Father" and "Alexander Hamilton, American" comes the remarkable, eye-opening story of the Adamses, America's first political dynasty, whose influence spanned four generations. "America's First Dynasty" is a compelling family biography and an instructive slice of history that shows how family cultures can produce greatness, but never without cost.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780684868813
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0684868814
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Publishing year: 1935
Publisher: The Free Press, New York

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