John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1775-1783 (BOK)

John Adams: Revolutionary Writings 1775-1783 (BOK)

John Adams

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This second of two volumes gathering the essential writings of one of the towering figures of the American Revolution traces John Adams's career from his leading role in the debate over independence (he was "our Colossus on the floor," remembered Thomas Jefferson), to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the field, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe, where he was hailed as "the George Washington of negotiation." It includes the highly influential pamphlet "Thoughts on Government" (1776); the "Report of a Constitution for Massachusetts," (1780) Adams's blueprint for what remains the world's oldest working political charter, and dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal letters, many to his "dearest friend" Abigail, extensive diary excerpts, and selected passages from his unfinished autobiography recalling his life during this period. A companion volume collects writing from 1755 to 1775.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter John Adams
Forlag
INGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC
ISBN 9781598530902
Antall sider 811 Dimensjoner 12,7cm x 20,3cm x 3,8cm
Vekt 703 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Gordon Wood Emner og form History of the Americas, Political leaders & leadership, Autobiography: historical, political & military, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Anthologies (non-poetry)