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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

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Title: Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams
Author: Ellis, Joseph J
ISBN: 9780393311334
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 2001
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Biography & Autobiography 1328939

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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 vibrates. 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