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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-319849

Description

244 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm, "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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Family.
Presidents
Statesmen
Historians
Families.
Historians.
Presidents.
Statesmen.

Originator

Brookhiser, Richard.

Publication

New York : Free Press

Description

244 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-234) and index.
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica

ISBN

0684868814
9780684868813

Call Number

CPT CPT-01-110.424

Other People and Orgs

Adams family.
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Adams, John, 1735-1826
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886.
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918.
Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Adams Familie, USA.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States
United States.