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The education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] / Henry Adams ; edited with an introduction and notes by Ira B. Nadel.

Author/Creator:
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series:
World's classics
Oxford world's classics
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (552 p.)
Subjects:
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Historians -- United States -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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. The Education of Henry Adams (1918) recounts his own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, exploring America as both a success and a failure and voicing his deep scepticism about mankind's power to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit andirony, reassembling the past while glimpsing the future, Adams's vision expresses what Henry James declared the `complex fate' to
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Henry Adams; THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS; Editor's Preface; Preface; I. Quincy (1838-1848); II. Boston (1848-1854); III. Washington (1850-1854); IV. Harvard College (1854-1858); V. Berlin (1858-1859); VI. Rome (1859-1860); VII. Treason (1860-1861); VIII. Diplomacy (1861); IX. Foes or Friends (1862); X. Political Morality (1862); XI. The Battle of the Rams (1863); XII. Eccentricity (1863); XIII. The Perfection of Human Society (1864); XIV. Dilettantism (1865-1866); XV. Darwinism (1867-1868)
XVI. The Press (1868)XVII. President Grant (1869); XVIII. Free Fight (1869-1870); XIX. Chaos (1870); XX. Failure (1871); XXI. Twenty Years After (1892); XXII. Chicago (1893); XXIII. Silence (1894-1898); XXIV. Indian Summer (1898-1899); XXV. The Dynamo and the Virgin (1900); XXVI. Twilight (1901); XXVII. Teufelsdröckh (1901); XXVIII. The Height of Knowledge (1902); XXIX. The Abyss of Ignorance (1902); XXX. Vis Inertiae (1903); XXXI. The Grammar of Science (1903); XXXII. Vis Nova (1903-1904); XXXIII. A Dynamic Theory of History (1904); XXXIV. A Law of Acceleration (1904); XXXV. Nunc Age (1905)
Explanatory NotesIndex; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Nadel, Ira Bruce.
ISBN:
1-283-22282-5
9786613222824
0-19-161048-8
OCLC:
742333425
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