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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
Title
Friends divided
Title remainder
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
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Gordon S. Wood
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eng
Summary
  • "From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. 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. 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. At last, on the afternoon of July 4th, 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration, Adams let out a sigh and said, "At least Jefferson still lives." He died soon thereafter. In fact, a few hours earlier on that same day, far to the south in his home in Monticello, Jefferson died as well. 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"--
  • "From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. 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"--
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collective biography
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Wood, Gordon S
Dewey number
973.3092/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.W65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Adams, John
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Presidents
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • Friendship
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
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ocn973087458
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9780735224711
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(hardback)
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2017025116
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)973087458
  • (Sirsi) a1997323
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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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ocn973087458
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pages cm
Isbn
9780735224711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017025116
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)973087458
  • (Sirsi) a1997323

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