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America's first dynasty :the Adamses, 1735-1918 /Richard Brookhiser.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Brookhiser, Richard.
Publication
New York : Free Press
Date
Ã2002.
Description
"In America's First Dynasty, Brookhiser tells the story of America's longest and still greatest dynasty - the Adamses, the only family in our history to play a leading role in American affairs for nearly two centuries. From John, the self-made, tough-minded lawyer who rose to the highest office in the government he helped create; to John Quincy, the child prodigy who grew up amid foreign royalty, followed his father to the White House, and later reinvented himself as a champion of liberty in Congress; to politician and writer Charles Francis, the only well-balanced Adams; to Henry, brilliant scholar and journalist - the Adamses achieved longer-lasting greatness than any other American family."--Jacket.
244 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index.
ISBN
0684868814
9780684868813
GUSN
319849
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.424
Other People and Orgs
Adams Familie, USA.
Adams family.
Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886
Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886.
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Descriptive terms
Families.
Family.
Historians
Historians.
Presidents
Presidents.
Statesmen
Statesmen.
Material Type
Biography.
Places
United States
United States.

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