The Adams Family

The Adams Family From the Preface The family whose story is told in this volume and with which I am in no way connected is the most distinguished in the United States Suddenly passing from village obscurity into

  • Title: The Adams Family
  • Author: James Truslow Adams
  • ISBN: 9780837164274
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1930 From the Preface The family whose story is told in this volume and with which I am in no way connected is the most distinguished in the United States Suddenly passing from village obscurity into international fame in the latter part of the eighteenth century, it has ever since maintained a preeminent position, due neither to great wealth nor to a hereditary title1930 From the Preface The family whose story is told in this volume and with which I am in no way connected is the most distinguished in the United States Suddenly passing from village obscurity into international fame in the latter part of the eighteenth century, it has ever since maintained a preeminent position, due neither to great wealth nor to a hereditary title, but to character and sheer intellectual ability It is this in part, which gives it a unique interest, although the life of each of its members here chronicled has an interest also of its own The volume, however, is not intended to be merely a series of biographies It is essentially a biography of a family, thrown against the changing background of its times for a hundred and fifty years Indeed, the family is in part used as a sort of measuring rod to measure the extent of the change in its environment The chief purpose of the book is thus not at all genealogical, and only in a minor degree individually biographical Contents The First Generation John Adams The Second Generation John Quincy Adams The Third Generation Charles Francis Adams and The Fourth Generation John Quincy, Charles Francis, Henry, and Brooks Adams.

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    1. Onvan : The Adams Family - Nevisande : James Truslow Adams - ISBN : 837164273 - ISBN13 : 9780837164274 - Dar 364 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 1974

    2. This book was a very insightful read into one of the families who has had a huge impact on this nation. J.T. Adams was an easy to understand and intelligent author who really had a mastery of his subjects and was able to move between the four generations with ease. I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in history.

    3. The Epilogue states that Charles Francis Adams III, "is head of the family & Secretary of that Navy which was founded by John." The book was published in 1930, during the great depression! I wonder how many of John Adams' descendants are alive today & what are they doing?

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