The Portable John Adams
In addition to being an uncompromising defender of liberty, esteemed diplomat, and successor to George Washington, John Adams was a passionate and prolific writer. Adams biographer John Patrick Diggins gathers an impressive variety of his works in this compact, original volume, including parts of his diary and autobiography, and selections from his rich correspondence with this wife, Abigail, Thomas Jefferson, and others. The Portable John Adams also features his most important political works: “A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law,” “Thoughts on Government,” “A Defense of Constitutions,” “Novanglus,” and “Discources in Davila.” There is no finer introduction to the protean genius of this seminal American philosopher.
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Diary and Autobiography
Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams
A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law
Thoughts on Government
A Defence of the Constitutions of the United States of America
Discourses on Davila
Correspondence with Roger Sherman and John Taylor
Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams with Thomas Jefferson
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