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The Education of Henry Adams (1918) In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, aging Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918) recalls his struggles to come to terms with the dawning 20th century. It is a meditation on the social, political, and intellectual changes in Adams's lifetime, and a critique of 19th century educational practice. The Modern Library puts it first of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century.
About the Author
About The Author Pulitzer-prize winning author Henry Adams (1838 - 1918) was a Harvard graduate, historian and descendant of two U.S. Presidents. His father, Charles Francis Adams, was Abraham Lincoln's ambassador in London, and this post influenced the young man, educating him in wartime diplomacy and English culture. He was well known for his History of the United States During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, a 9-volume work.