ePub Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family download
by Paul C. Nagel
A magnificent book on four generations of Adamses, from John to Brooks
A magnificent book on four generations of Adamses, from John to Brooks. Nagel has written a great book because he captures the pathos of time's passage. should appeal to both professional historians and general readers alike. The beauty of Descent from Glory is that the people who made up the Adams family, from the infamous John and Abigail to the barely remembered Henry and "Sister Lou," come alive in the letters and papers they left behind, and I think Paul Nagel stitches them together masterfully. I am so tired of history lite!
Descent from Glory book. Perhaps a more descriptive title would be Adaptions of a Family.
Descent from Glory book. The distinguishing feature of this tome is the focus it places on the Adams Family as a family, with its pride and heartbreak, successes and failures, loves and resentments.
Paul Chester Nagel (August 14, 1926 – May 22, 2011) was a historian and biographer who was best known for his works for general readers on the . Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family. Oxford University Press. Adams political family.
Paul Chester Nagel (August 14, 1926 – May 22, 2011) was a historian and biographer who was best known for his works for general readers on the Adams and Lee political families, and who also wrote on the history of his home state of Missouri. Adams family scholarship. 3 Later life and death. The Adams Women: Abigail and Louisa Adams, Their Sisters and Daughters.
Four generations of the John Adams family of Quincy are brilliantly covered in this detailed, yet concise, 400 page study. The lives and work of 2 presidents, 3 major diplomats, cabinet officials, and great scholars are outlined within the context of their remarkable history as an American family. This book touches upon the topics of Colonial America through the Revolution and Civil War on into the 20th Century.
four generations of the John Adams family. Mining this rich trove, Paul C. Nagel presents a new and thoroughly absorbing view of the Adamses as husbands and wives, parents and children. Published 1983 by Oxford University Press in New York. From the Book Jacket). The history of my family is not a pleasant on.
Little by little, the distinguished Adams family has been yielding up its dark secrets
Little by little, the distinguished Adams family has been yielding up its dark secrets. Henry Adams' adored, unsteady wife, a suicide whose name never appears in The Education of Henry Adams, is the subject of Otto Friedrich's Clover (1979). And one tan easily understand the lute, to Nagel, of the long-closed Adams Papers in conjunction with the stark acknowledgement by Charles Francis Adams, son of John Q. and Louisa (and father of Henry), that ""the history of my family. is one of great triumphs in the world but of deep groans within, one of extraordinary brilliancy and deep corroding mortifications.
DESCENT FROM GLORY Four Generations of the John Adams Family. The Adams family fell into the opposite illusion -that they might have found peace and contentment if they had not pursued fame and national service. 400 pp. New York: Oxford University Press. John Adams, the greatest of them all, told one of his sons, ''If I were to go over my life again I would be a shoemaker rather than an American statesman. The humble yearn for eminence, the famous for obscurity, thinking to escape what both will always have in abundance, cares and affliction. Explore Adams Family Papers: An Electronic Archive courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society. View volumes in the Adams Papers collection, a project of HUP and the Massachusetts Historical Society.
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