The Education of Henry Adams [NOOK Book]

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The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. It was the winner of a 1919 Pulitzer Prize.

The Education is an important work of American literary ...
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The Education of Henry Adams

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Overview

The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. It was the winner of a 1919 Pulitzer Prize.

The Education is an important work of American literary nonfiction. It provides a penetrating glimpse into the intellectual and political life of the late 19th century.

Homeschoolers value The Education because it makes a strong case against the regimented Prussian-style schooling used by American and European school systems. He preferred a self-directed approach of a kind that had predominated before 1850 and that relied on reading, discussion, reflection, and experience.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013239418
  • Publisher: Seven Treasures Publications
  • Publication date: 10/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2000

    More Than An American Life

    The Education of Henry Adams has been, and should remain, required reading for anyone who wishes to understand the role America played during the lifetime of its author. Adams' reflections on Grant, Hay, and Lincoln alone are reason enough to read this book. Adams' political insights and observations are as trenchant today as they were nearly a century ago. This finest of American autobiographies will continue to stand the test of time. Those readers who enjoy more than a simple and superficial retelling of history will certainly treasure this account.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

    Hate it

    The history portions are mildly interesting. The philosophy is and science is tedious and asinine.

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