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The Education of Henry Adams (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
     

The Education of Henry Adams (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Henry Adams, Gregory Tietjen (Editor)
 

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The Education of Henry Adams, written by America’s greatest historian and heir to America’s first political family, was greeted on its posthumous release as the finest of American autobiographies. For a century it has been routinely characterized as one of world literature’s extraordinary life narratives. However, The Education

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The Education of Henry Adams, written by America’s greatest historian and heir to America’s first political family, was greeted on its posthumous release as the finest of American autobiographies. For a century it has been routinely characterized as one of world literature’s extraordinary life narratives. However, The Education isn’t truly a work of autobiography. It is a meditation on a life formed by a family tradition that wraps itself around a cultural critique of the age, and around speculations on a philosophy of history.

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ISBN-13:
9781435108400
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/04/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
490,987
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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The Education of Henry Adams 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is categorically the most important work of American history I have ever read. Adams captures the defining political, philosophical and spiritual movements of his time, all in a style that is at once shrewdley analytical and deeply personal. 'The Education' should be read by anyone who claimes to know something about the world (college graduates in particular).
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Education is a very good book. It is sometimes boring, but is one of those books that you can skip around in and still learn a little bit about life (although I don't recommend doing this because the point of the novel is to show the part education played in Adams's life from beginning to end). It has a lot a philosophy in it, and makes you think about your own education, if your education is pertinent to today, what you want to achieve with your education, etc. Overall, very good, but before reading this autobiography, understand that Henry Adams wrote it in the 3rd person - I was completely confused for the first 50 pages or so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This the most pretentious novel/historical non-fiction I have ever read. He has no direct connection to any historical event, but knows someone who does have the connection.