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Descent from glory

four generations of the John Adams family

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This edition was published in by Oxford University Press in New York.

Written in English

400 pages

The public lives of John Adams and his descendants made them America's most distinguished family. But what of their private world? What was it like to be part of such an eminent lineage, which included presidents, diplomats, and renowned historians? Descent from Glory answers these questions in rich, perceptive detail, unfolding the Adams saga from 1735 to 1927.
Charles Francis Adams, John's grandson, revealed as much as he dared when he observed that his family history was "one of great triumphs in the world but of deep groans within, one of extraordinary brilliancy and deep corroding mortification." His sons then sealed the family's enormous collection of letters and diaries for fifty years; these papers remained unopened until our era. Mining this rich trove, Paul C. Nagel presents a new and thoroughly absorbing view of the Adamses as husbands and wives, parents and children. (From the Book Jacket)

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Descent from glory: four generations of the John Adams family
1999, Harvard University Press
in English - 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed.
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Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family
May 17, 1984, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
Cover of: Descent from glory
Descent from glory: four generations of the John Adams family
1983, Oxford University Press
in English
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The public lives of John Adams and his descendants made them America's most distinguished family. But what of their private world? What was it like to be part of such an eminent lineage, which included presidents, diplomats, and renowned historians? Descent from Glory answers these questions in rich, perceptive detail, unfolding the Adams saga from 1735 to 1927.
Charles Francis Adams, John's grandson, revealed as much as he dared when he observed that his family history was "one of great triumphs in the world but of deep groans within, one of extraordinary brilliancy and deep corroding mortification." His sons then sealed the family's enormous collection of letters and diaries for fifty years; these papers remained unopened until our era. Mining this rich trove, Paul C. Nagel presents a new and thoroughly absorbing view of the Adamses as husbands and wives, parents and children. (From the Book Jacket)

Descent from glory

four generations of the John Adams family

This edition was published in by Oxford University Press in New York.


Table of Contents

"The history of my family is not a pleasant one …" 3
1. Beginnings 10
2. Growing Up 32
3. Courtships 56
4. Disappointments 76
5. Marriages 94
6. Quincy 188
7. Washington 135
8. Charles Francis 161
9. Satisfaction 182
10. Another Generation 202
11. London 220
12. Struggles 239
13. Tragedy 260
14. Memory 284
15. Charles 299
16. Henry 322
17. Brooks 342
18. Endings 359
Postscript 380
Sources 383
Index 391

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
929/.2/0973
Library of Congress
CS71.A2 1983

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 400 p., [17] p. of plates :
Number of pages
400

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Open Library
OL3486921M
Internet Archive
descentfromglory00nage
ISBN 10
0195031725
LC Control Number
82006505
Library Thing
320259
Goodreads
2123651

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