John Randolph

John Randolph

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by Henry Adams
     
 

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This work, originally written in 1882, provides a biography of John Randolph, a prominent figure in American national politics in the early 1800s. Presenting relevant letters by Randolph, the book covers his relations with the Jeffersonians and Jacksonians.

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This work, originally written in 1882, provides a biography of John Randolph, a prominent figure in American national politics in the early 1800s. Presenting relevant letters by Randolph, the book covers his relations with the Jeffersonians and Jacksonians.

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A new edition of Adams' 1882 biography of John Randolph of Roanoke (1773-1833), a particularly acerbic critic of the politics of his time, who turned against every US president from John Adams to Andre Jackson, coined the term Hawks for proponents of war, and for his vicious verbal attacks was challenged to a duel by the easygoing Henry Clay. Editor Robert McColley (history, U. of Illinois) provides notes to explain contemporary references and excerpts from three of Randolph's speeches and letters. No index or bibliography. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
2940025461609
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
438 KB

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Norman K. Risjord
Robert McColley has done an excellent job of reviving, editing, and evaluating this splendidly written piece of historical literature.
—Norman K. Risjord, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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