John Adams

John Adams

by Anne Husted Burleigh

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Overview

The rare man who can sift the unchanging out of a constantly changing world is a man for the ages. John Adams, philosopher of the Revolution and early America, and participant in many of the major events of that period, strove to find universal patterns in the lives of all men. His life and ideas are as pertinent to our time as they were to his own. We still ponder the nature of the unbreakable bond between liberty and law. As did Adams, we question how to relate the goal of freedom to the authority necessary in political society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870000522
Publisher: Arlington House Productions
Publication date: 01/01/1969
Pages: 437

About the Author

Anne Husted Burleigh is a freelance writer who is contributed to numerous publications including Crisis, Catholic Dossier, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. In addition to this book she is the author of Journey up the River: A Midwesterner's Spiritual Pilgrimage.

Anne Husted Burleigh is a freelance writer who is contributed to numerous publications including Crisis, Catholic Dossier, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. In addition to this book she is the author of Journey up the River: A Midwesterner's Spiritual Pilgrimage.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition ix

Introduction 1

Chapter I John Adams, Man of Braintree 3

Chapter II The Lawyer 17

Chapter III Abigail Adams 36

Chapter IV Prelude to Revolution 49

Chapter V Preparing the Case 68

Chapter VI Trying the Case-The Verdict: Independence 108

Chapter VII The Greatest Question 131

Chapter VIII The Plan of Government 145

Chapter IX Winning the Peace 172

Chapter X The Treaty 183

Chapter XI A Yankee Goes to Court 208

Chapter XII The Defence 233

Chapter XIII The Vice-Presidency 264

Chapter XIV Discourses on Davila 289

Chapter XV The Presidency 317

Chapter XVI A Declaration of Independence 351

Chapter XVII A Last Career 367

Selected Bibliography 394

Notes 396

Index 421

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