Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family

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Harvard University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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There has never been any doubt that the Adams family was America's first family in our politics and memory. This research-based and insightful book is a multigenerational biography of that family from the founding father, John, through the mordant writer, Brooks.
 

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Contents

The history of my family is not a pleasant
3
Beginnings
10
Growing Up
32
Courtships
56
Disappointments
76
Marriages
94
Quincy
118
Washington
135
Struggles
239
Tragedy
260
Memory
284
Charles
299
Henry
322
Brooks
342
Endings
359
Postscript
380

Charles Francis
161
Satisfaction
182
1o Another Generation
202
London
220
Sources
383
Index
391
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Paul C. Nagel is former Director of the Virginia Historical Society, a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a cultural laureate of Virginia, and a contributing editor of American Heritage.

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