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Henry Adams: The Education of Henry Adams and other select Writings
Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams and other select Writings Author:Edward N. Saveth (editor) From the Great Histories series, under the general editorship of Hugh R. Trevor-Roper — Henry Adams, sophisticated Boston Brahmin and descendant of two famous United States Presidens, was America's most brilliant nineteenth-century historian. Here is a comprehensive selection from his works through which the reader can fathom one of the keenest ... more »minds in our literary heritage.
Henry Adams wrote a sweeping, masterly chronicle of the administrations of thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Famous for his provocative, searching theories, Adams' masterpieces, THE EDUCATION OF HENRY ADAMS and MONT-SAINT-MICHEL AND CHARTRES, contrasted the simplified values of Medieval Europe with the complex ethics of the twentieth century. With amazing clairvoyance, he predicted the dangerous spread of materialism in America today.« less