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ISBN: 0813123070Издательство: University Press of Kentucky
Год издания: 2004
Book DescriptionJohn Adams insisted that his was a life insignificantly lived, yet he took great pride in having played an integral role in the birth of a nation. His writings were spiced with the wit and humor of a person who took his ideas seriously but not himself. When Adams began writing early in his career, he realized, "A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man?s attention and to inflame his ambition." Through his writings, both public and private, John Adams speaks of his rise from a country lawyer to the nation?s highest office by the force of his personality. Adams on Adams is an autobiographical account of an extraordinary journey. Drawing from Adams?s own letters, diaries, notes, and autobiographies, editor Paul M. Zall creates a fresh portrait of the nation?s second president. Adams?s words reveal how a man lacking the advantages of money, connections, class, or patronage promoted American independence at home and abroad. Zall...
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