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The education of Henry Adams: an autobiography

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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. An immediate bestseller awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1919, The Education of Henry Adams recounts his own and the country's education from 1838, the year of his birth, to 1905, incorporating the Civil War, capitalist expansion and the growth of the United States as a world power. Exploring America as both a success and a failure, contradiction was the very impetus that compelled Adams to write Education, in which he was also able to voice his deep skepticism about mankind's power to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit and irony, reassembling the past while glimpsing the future, Adams' vision expresses what Henry James declared the "complex fate" to be an American, and remains one of the most compelling works of American autobiography today.
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auth_author2 Brogan, D. W. 1900-1974., Colacci, David., Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924,
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display_description This autobiography was immediately hailed as a masterpiece upon publication and has even been called the greatest nonfiction book ever written. Henry Adams, whose great-grandfather and grandfather were both U.S. presidents, fills his story with one unforgettably brilliant observation after another. Filled with uncommon wisdom, this book also serves as a thoughtful history of 19th-century America
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subject_facet Adams, Henry, -- 1838-1918, Electronic books, Historians -- United States -- Biography, Pulitzer Prize -- 1919
title_display The education of Henry Adams :
title_full The Education of Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams An Autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] / Henry Adams, The education of Henry Adams : an autobiography / with an introduction by D.W. Brogan, The education of Henry Adams : by Henry Adams ; introduction by James Truslow Adams, The education of Henry Adams [electronic resource] Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
title_short The education of Henry Adams :
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topic_facet Adams, Henry, Biography & Autobiography, Historians, Nonfiction, Pulitzer Prize