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The Resource Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood

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

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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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Gordon S. Wood
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eng
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"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 slave owner, 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 writ large in the nation, 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. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. In their final years they were the last surviving founding fathers and cherished their role in this mighty young republic as it approached the half century mark in 1826. ... Arguably no relationship in this country's history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Gordon Wood has more than done justice to these entwined lives and their meaning; he has written a magnificent new addition to America's collective story."--Dust jacket flaps
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Title
Friends divided
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Summary
A dual portrait of the second and third U.S. presidents shares insights into their disparate backgrounds, the partnership decisions that helped establish America's foundation and the unexpected ways their subsequent falling out and reconciliation corrected the course of a young republic
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New York Times Notable Book, 2017
Biography type
collective biography
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10597004
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.W65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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Gordon S. Wood
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-484) and index
Contents
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 -- The national jubilee
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
502 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735224711
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(hc)
Lccn
2017025116
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illustrations

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