The education of Henry Adams :an autobiography.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-319828

Description

x, 517 pages ; 22 cm, Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Autobiographie.
Historians
Historians.

Originator

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
Massachusetts Historical Society.
Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.),

Contents

Editor's preface / Henry Cabot Lodge -- Quincy (1838-1848) -- Boston (1848-1854) -- Washington (1850-1854) -- Harvard College (1854-1858) -- Berlin (1858-1859) -- Rome (1859-1860) -- Treason (1860-1861) -- Diplomacy (1861) -- Foes or friends (1862) -- Political morality (1862) -- The battle of the rams (1863) -- Eccentricity (1863) -- The perfection of human society (1864) -- Dilettantism (1865-1866) -- Darwinism (1867-1868) -- The press (1868) -- President Grant (1869) -- Free fight (1869-1870) -- Chaos (1870) -- Failure (1871) -- Twenty years after (1892) -- Chicago (1893) -- Silence (1894-1898) -- Indian summer (1898-1899) -- The dynamo and the virgin (1900) -- Twilight (1901) -- Teufelsdröckh (1901) -- The height of knowledge (1902) -- The abyss of ignorance (1902) -- Vis inertiae (1903) -- The grammar of science (1903) -- Vis nova (1903-1904) -- A dynamic theory of history (1904) -- A law of acceleration (1904) -- Nunc age (1905).

Publication

Boston : Houghton Mifflin

Description

x, 517 pages ; 22 cm
Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived.

Notes

Includes index.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

Call Number

CPT CPT-01-110.409

Other People and Orgs

Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Adams, Henry

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States
United States.