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The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams

Author: David S. Brown.

The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams

Author: David S. Brown.

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Item #: D22884
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 9781982128234
Perhaps the most eclectic, accomplished, and important American writer of his time, Henry Adams (1838-1918) was the direct descendant of two presidents, and author of the perennial classic The Education of Henry Adams. Shedding light on the under-celebrated life of this major American intellectual, David Brown details Adams's relationships with his wife (Marian "Clover" Hooper) and, following her suicide, Elizabeth ... More
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Perhaps the most eclectic, accomplished, and important American writer of his time, Henry Adams (1838-1918) was the direct descendant of two presidents, and author of the perennial classic The Education of Henry Adams. Shedding light on the under-celebrated life of this major American intellectual, David Brown details Adams's relationships with his wife (Marian "Clover" Hooper) and, following her suicide, Elizabeth Cameron, the young wife of a senator and part of the famous Sherman clan. Drawing upon thousands of letters, Brown also assesses Adams's lifelong struggles with depression and familial expectations.

"Marvelous…. A compelling account of America's transformation in the space of one man's lifetime, from a Republic where the Adams name meant everything, to an industrialized behemoth that had left him behind."—NYTBR

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