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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson / Gordon S. Wood.

Wood, Gordon S, (author.).

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 973.3092 WOO (Text) 33118000181865 Adult: Large Print Available -
Centerville Center Twp PL - Centerville LP 973.3 WOO (Text) 76895000271249 1st Floor New Books Checked out 11/29/2017

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525498827
  • ISBN: 0525498826
  • Physical Description: 848 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [717]-810) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The eulogies -- Contrasts -- Careers, wives, and other women -- The imperial crisis -- Independence -- Missions abroad -- Constitutions -- The French Revolution -- Federalists and Republicans -- The President vs. the Vice President -- The Jeffersonian revolution of 1800 -- Reconciliation -- The great reversal -- Epilogue: The national jubilee.
Summary, etc.: "Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Friends and associates.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 > Friends and associates.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Founding Fathers of the United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1809.
HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800).
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General.
Genre: Large type books.
Biographies.
Nonfiction.

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