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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Language
eng
Summary
"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 subsequentfalling 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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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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collective biography
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10597004
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DLC
Dewey number
973.3092/2
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
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
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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
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nc
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pages cm.
Isbn
9780735224711
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2017025116
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unmediated
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