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A Political Companion to Henry Adams (Political Companions to Great American Authors) Hardcover

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Product Details

  • Series: Political Companions to Great American Authors
  • Hardcover: 284 pages
  • Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky (August 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813125901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813125909
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,165,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"A superb collection of essays on Henry Adams that demonstrates his lasting contribution to American political thought and literature." -- Mary P. Nichols, author of Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis

"Anyone who picks up this volume will be inspired to revisit the work of one of the United States' most puzzlingly neglected authors." -- Susan McWilliams, associate professor of politics, Pomona College

"She has collected works by some of the leading political thinkers in America who challenge conventional thinking about life of Henry Adams and credit with revealing key insights into the nation's evolving democracy." -- Scope Online

"While all of the essays are strong and commeneded to the attention of Adams scholars, particularly noteworthy contributions include... analysis of the place of fraternity, sacrifice, love, and community in regard to Adam's broader understanding of politics. Highly Recommended." --


"Taylor brings together new scholarship on Henry Adams with seminal essays from the past, establishing Adams as one of America's great thinkers about history, art, and politics. These essays demonstrate how Adams's attempt to come to terms with the changes he saw in 19th century America help us to understand not only our history as a nation but our own regime more generally, its potentials and limits." -- Mary Nichols, author of Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis, Baylor University

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