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The Resource Passionate sage : the character and legacy of John Adams, Joseph J. Ellis

Passionate sage : the character and legacy of John Adams, Joseph J. Ellis

Label
Passionate sage : the character and legacy of John Adams
Title
Passionate sage
Title remainder
the character and legacy of John Adams
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Language
den
Summary
  • John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of our nation and its second president, spent nearly the last third of his life in retirement grappling with contradictory views of his place in history and fearing his reputation would not fare well in the generations after his death
  • In an incomplete autobiography, and in numerous publications and voluminous correspondence with Thomas Jefferson and many others, he argued and railed against those who disagreed with him or made little of his contribution to our country's political foundations. And indeed, future generations did slight him, elevating Jefferson and Madison to lofty heights with Washington while Adams remained way back in the second tier. Now, in a witty, clear, and thoughtful narrative of Adams's later life at his home in Quincy, Joseph Ellis explores the mind and personality of the man as well as the earlier events that shaped his thinking
  • Readers will discover Adams to be both contentious and lovable, generous and petty, and the most intellectually profound of the revolutionary generation, a man who may have contributed to the earlier underestimates of his role in history, and whose perspective on America's prospects has relevance for us today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Joseph J
Dewey number
973.4/4/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
E321
LC item number
.E45 1993
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John
  • United States
  • Beeldvorming
Label
Passionate sage : the character and legacy of John Adams, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memories: a prologue -- The education of John Adams -- History and heroes -- Irreverencies and oppositions -- The American dialogue -- Erudite effusions -- Intimacies -- Legacies -- Prophecies: an epilogue
Control code
26974633
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780393034790
Lccn
92039866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)26974633
Label
Passionate sage : the character and legacy of John Adams, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memories: a prologue -- The education of John Adams -- History and heroes -- Irreverencies and oppositions -- The American dialogue -- Erudite effusions -- Intimacies -- Legacies -- Prophecies: an epilogue
Control code
26974633
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780393034790
Lccn
92039866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)26974633

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