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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams - SIGNED

Ellis, Joseph J.

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ISBN 10: 0393034798 / ISBN 13: 9780393034790
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SPECIALS-This regular size hardcover is signed by the AUTHOR and is FINE in a FINE jacket. black w/yellow lettering Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # June4-15top17

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Title: Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

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Passionate Sage is [Ellis’s] best book.”―Judith Shulevitz, The New York Times Book Review 

A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx. "The most lovable and most laughable, the warmest and possibly the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few men do and preserved his knowledge in a voluminous correspondence that still resonates. Ellis has used it with great skill and perception not only to bring us the man, warts and all, but more importantly to reveal his extraordinary insights into the problems confronting the founders that resonate today in the republic they created."―Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University.

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John Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of our nation and its second president, spent nearly the last third of his life in retirement grappling with contradictory views of his place in history and fearing his reputation would not fare well in the generations after his death. In an incomplete autobiography, and in numerous publications and voluminous correspondence with Thomas Jefferson and many others, he argued and railed against those who disagreed with him or made little of his contribution to our country's political foundations. And indeed, future generations did slight him, elevating Jefferson and Madison to lofty heights with Washington while Adams remained way back in the second tier. Now, in a witty, clear, and thoughtful narrative of Adams's later life at his home in Quincy, Joseph Ellis explores the mind and personality of the man as well as the earlier events that shaped his thinking. Readers will discover Adams to be both contentious and lovable, generous and petty, and the most intellectually profound of the revolutionary generation, a man who may have contributed to the earlier underestimates of his role in history, and whose perspective on America's prospects has relevance for us today.

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