About the Author
Henry Adams (1838-1918) was a famous journalist, novel writer, and historian. He is still remembered for his autobiography, The Education of Henry Adams (1918). It was first printed as a private edition for a few friends in 1907. After Adam's death the rest of the public got a chance to read the book. Many people said that it was the best book of the twentieth century, and Henry Adams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize posthumously in 1919. Adams industrious career was slowed down in 1912 when he had a stroke. Some scholars believe his stroke was caused by the news of the sinking of the Titanic, for which Adams had bought return tickets. He still continued to travel, lecture, and write letters, but at a slower pace. Adams died at his Washington, D.C. home in 1918.