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This sweeping narrative by Gary Wills examines many aspects of early American history and. Due to his lineage Henry Adams(the subject)was a partipant/witness to much of the story... Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by K. Keller
Think of this not as a review; those by Ronald H. Clark and Robin Friedman are thoughtful, thorough and well worth your time, but as incidental observations formed from reading... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by David R. Anderson
Garry Wills recent book, Henry Adams and the Making of America, is a must read for anyone interested in Jefferson and Madison and their administrations. Read morePublished on May 27, 2009 by James W. Moorman
This book examines the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison as seen through the eyes of Henry Adams and his nine volume history written in the later nineteenth century. Read morePublished on September 26, 2007 by J. Grattan
Garry Wills has relieved me of any possible guilt for never having read Henry Adams' History of the United States. It appears to be a boring piece of work. Read morePublished on August 19, 2007 by N. Ravitch
I was one of those who had only read "The Education" and found Adams a bit gloomy -- though his chapter "The Dynamo and The Virgin" I've found endlessly fascinating (see below). Read morePublished on November 18, 2006 by George
You've read what the academic types think of this book. Now for the opinion of someone who has never used "polymath" or historiographical" in a sentence. Read morePublished on September 22, 2006 by S. Heinen
This is an extraordinary book. Ignore the condescending New Yorker review. Methinks, like Wills' "ill-read" historians who never actually read Adams' Histories, the reviewer... Read morePublished on April 10, 2006 by Observer
With all the criticisms of Presidents Jefferson and Madison among the pointed head crowds of academics and historians, this book is a refreshing reminder about what a first rate... Read morePublished on October 21, 2005 by Julian Daly