The education of Henry Adams

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Few books have so firmly established their place in American literature as The Education of Henry Adams. When it was first published in 1918, it became an instant bestseller and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. More than eighty years later, in an age of self-reflection and exhaustive memoirs, The Education still stands as perhaps the greatest American autobiography. The son of a diplomat, the grandson and great-grandson of two American presidents, a man of extraordinary gifts and learning in his own right, Henry Adams recounts his life from his birth in 1838 and upbringing as a Boston Brahmin, through the Civil War, the nation's industrial expansion, and its emergence as a world power. In the process, he gives us a brilliant history of a changing country as well as a thoughtful, humane, often tender exploration of himself. From the original publisher, this edition of The Education of Henry Adams, newly introduced by Donald Hall, celebrates and honors this classic work on what it means to be an American.
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title_display The education of Henry Adams
title_full Education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry.
The Education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry.
The education of Henry Adams / Henry Adams ; edited with an introduction and notes by Ira B. Nadel
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The education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
The education of Henry Adams. Edited with an introd. and notes by Ernest Samuels. Jayne N. Samuels, assistant editor
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