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Modern Mystic - The Art of Hyman Bloom (Hardcover): Henry Adams, Marcia Brennan Modern Mystic - The Art of Hyman Bloom (Hardcover)
Henry Adams, Marcia Brennan; Foreword by Debra Bricker Balken
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The Poetic Edda - The Mythological Poems (Paperback): Henry Adams Bellows The Poetic Edda - The Mythological Poems (Paperback)
Henry Adams Bellows
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The vibrant Old Norse poems in this 13th-century collection recapture the ancient oral traditions of the Norsemen. These mythological poems include the "Voluspo, " one of the broadest literary conceptions of the world's creation and ultimate destruction; the "Lokasenna, " a comedy bursting with vivid characterizations; and more.

Chapters of Erie (Paperback): Henry Adams, Charles Francis Adams Chapters of Erie (Paperback)
Henry Adams, Charles Francis Adams; Preface by Robert H. Elias
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Chapters of Erie is a classic account of ruthless business practices in nineteenth-century America in particular, Jay Gould and James Fisk's successful effort to gain control of the Erie Railroad in 1868 and subsequent attempt to corner the American gold market, which resulted in the "Black Friday" panic of September 24, 1869.

Seizing upon the opportunity provided by the scandals to expose the links between financial malpractice on Wall Street and political favoritism and corruption, Henry Adams and his older brother Charles Francis Adams, Jr., traveled to New York and Washington to interview the participants (including Fisk), observe the Congressional hearings on the gold conspiracy, and reconstruct in forensic detail the machinations that had shaken the nation's economy.

First appearing in a series of articles in the Westminster Review and the North American Review in 1870 and 1871, the results of the Adams brothers' investigative journalism were published as a book in 1886. Reissued by Cornell University Press in 1956 with a preface by Robert H. Elias, Chapters of Erie remains a well-documented, perceptive, and sometimes sardonic examination of the relationship between business and politics in America and a warning about the dangers posed by unregulated corporations "to override and trample on law, custom, decency, and every restraint known to society, without scruple.""

The Education of Henry Adams - A Centennial Version (Paperback): Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams - A Centennial Version (Paperback)
Henry Adams; Edited by Edward Chalfant, Conrad Edick Wright
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Both a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and at the head of the Modern Library's list of the one hundred best English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century, "The Education of Henry Adams "has long been revered as a great work of literature. Written by Adams in the third person, the book became known for founding a new genre best described as "an education"--an account not of life, but of learning. A tireless historian, politician, and traveler, Adams was from first to last a dedicated learner capable of great originality. In this text, Adams uses his background information (such as place of birth, voyage destinations, and alma mater) but little else, placing his protagonist in front of life's various pitfalls with the object of providing those stepping out into the world with the tools they need to handle themselves in the face of adversity. By inventing his own fictional missteps, Adams allows readers to educate themselves on how to approach life's curveballs.

Although " The Education of Henry Adams" has long been considered a classic, until now the only editions available were those from 1907 and 1918. The former, which appeared in Adams's lifetime, was a private printing of only one hundred copies, containing hundreds of printer's errors and editorial inconsistencies. The latter, printed by the Massachusetts Historical Society and Houghton Mifflin Company after Adams's death in March of 1918, amounted to a wholesale modernization of Adams's work, leaving telling defects, including stylistic inconsistencies and incomplete sentences. With "The Education of Henry Adams: A Centennial Version, "editors Edward Chalfant and Conrad Edick Wright have at long last returned this celebrated book to the author's vision. Combining close attention to the private printing's typesetting and editorial shortcomings with valuable insights into the history of the book and Adams's reasons for writing it, they have also inserted marginal corrections by Adams in his working copies of the 1907 printing. With an introductory note, an invitation to readers, and a postscript, they have both traced the text's own story and offered a compelling interpretation of the author's motives.

The Education of Henry Adams (Paperback): Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams (Paperback)
Henry Adams; Edited by Ira Nadel
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As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past Presidents, Henry Adams was forever focused on the experiences and expectations unique to America. A prompt bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Education of Henry Adams (1918) recounts his own and his country's development from 1838--the year Adams was born--up to 1905, thus incorporating the Civil War, unprecedented capitalist expansion, and the growth of the United States as a world power. Adams considered the nation both a success and a failure, and this paradox was the very impetus that compelled him to set down his Education--in the pages of which he also voiced a deep skepticism about mankind's ability to control the direction of history. Written with immense wit and irony, reassembling the past while glimpsing at the future, this book wholly expresses what Henry James declared the "complex fate" of being an American. Adams's thoroughly documented vision remains one of the most absorbing American autobiographies ever written.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Barns and Portrait Paintings (Hardcover): George Dombek Barns and Portrait Paintings (Hardcover)
George Dombek; Commentary by Henry Adams, Laura M. Terry, Louis A. Zona
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Arkansas artist George Dombek's fascination with barns began in 1970s Florida, where he captured the geometry of sun and shadow on deteriorating tobacco barns, and he has returned to the subject often in the decades since. For this most recent series, Dombek traveled over a three-year period to remote pastures in all seventy-five Arkansas counties. The barns he found were perhaps unremarkable in themselves-they are, after all ubiquitous and utilitarian objects-but Dombek's interpretations reveal an intricacy of character that's no less diverse than that of human portraiture.Dombek, who is trained as an architect, uses his watercolors to build up shadows and textures over geometric compositions in a style he calls "Constructed Realism." To his technical virtuosity he adds humor, pathos, dignity, and reverence as well, creating no less than a visual eulogy to these buildings and their rusting contents.

Mod Lib The Education Of Henry Adams (Paperback, 1999 Modern Library pbk. ed): Henry Adams Mod Lib The Education Of Henry Adams (Paperback, 1999 Modern Library pbk. ed)
Henry Adams
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'I cannot remember when I was not fascinated by Henry Adams,' said Gore Vidal. 'He was remarkably prescient about the coming horrors.'

His political ideals shaped by two presidential ancestors—great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams—Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from the Civil War to the First World War.

Printed privately in 1907 and published to wide acclaim shortly after the author&'s death in 1918, The Education of Henry Adams is a brilliant, idiosyncratic blend of autobiography and history that charts the great transformation in American life during the so-called Gilded Age.

With an introduction by renowned historian Edmund Morris.

American Folk Music as Tactical Media (Hardcover, 0): Henry Adam Svec American Folk Music as Tactical Media (Hardcover, 0)
Henry Adam Svec
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Media archeology; American folk music; digital culture; tactical media; authenticity

Democracy, an American Novel by Henry Adams. (Paperback): Henry Adams Democracy, an American Novel by Henry Adams. (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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History of the United States of America; Volume I (Paperback): Henry Adams History of the United States of America; Volume I (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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Tussock Land - A Romance of New Zealand and the Commonwealth (Paperback): Arthur Henry Adams Tussock Land - A Romance of New Zealand and the Commonwealth (Paperback)
Arthur Henry Adams
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Tussock Land - A Romance of New Zealand and the Commonwealth (Hardcover): Arthur Henry Adams Tussock Land - A Romance of New Zealand and the Commonwealth (Hardcover)
Arthur Henry Adams
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History of the United States of America During the First Administration (Paperback): Henry Adams History of the United States of America During the First Administration (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Paperback): Henry Adams Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Hardcover): Henry Adams Notes in Mechanical Engineering (Hardcover)
Henry Adams
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The Education of Henry Adams (1918) - Autobiography /Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Paperback): Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams (1918) - Autobiography /Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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The Education of Henry Adams . (Paperback): Henry Adams The Education of Henry Adams . (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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Esther by Henry Adams (Paperback): Henry Adams Esther by Henry Adams (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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History of the United States of America; Volume I (Hardcover): Henry Adams History of the United States of America; Volume I (Hardcover)
Henry Adams
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History of the United States of America During the First Administration (Hardcover): Henry Adams History of the United States of America During the First Administration (Hardcover)
Henry Adams
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History of the United States of America; Volume I (Paperback): Henry Adams History of the United States of America; Volume I (Paperback)
Henry Adams
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History of the United States of America; Volume I (Hardcover): Henry Adams History of the United States of America; Volume I (Hardcover)
Henry Adams
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John La Farge's Second Paradise - Voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891 (Hardcover): Elisabeth Hodermarsky, John Stuart... John La Farge's Second Paradise - Voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891 (Hardcover)
Elisabeth Hodermarsky, John Stuart Gordon, Elizabeth C Childs; Contributions by Henry Adams, Anna Arabindan Kesson
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In 1890, John La Farge (1835-1910) and his close friend, historian Henry Adams, embarked on a journey to the islands of the South Pacific, where the artist experienced a period of great creative output.""This book showcases many of the most important oils, watercolors, and sketches to come out of La Farge's two-year voyage to the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and is the first to place the artist's South Seas work in the broader context of exotic travel by artists and writers of the 19th century.

The essays in "John La Farge's Second Paradise" explore the artist's reemergence as a plein air landscape painter, his use of the sketchbook, and his late decorative work, which was reinvigorated by the experience of light and color he discovered in the South Seas. Further discussions examine the prevailing notions of tropical paradise perpetuated since Captain Cook's "discovery" of Polynesia in the late 18th century, and offer the first extended comparison of the careers and art of La Farge and Paul Gauguin, who arrived in Tahiti only days after La Farge left in 1891. Featuring many previously unpublished works, this beautiful book is a major contribution to the study of La Farge's life and art.

Bibby, a Bunny's Jouney (Paperback): Adam Henry Bibby, a Bunny's Jouney (Paperback)
Adam Henry; Adam Henry
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Documents Relating to New-England Federalism (Hardcover): John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams Documents Relating to New-England Federalism (Hardcover)
John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams
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