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Education, chaos, Henry Adams

(Henry Adams at his desk. Massachusetts Historical Society via Wikipedia: photograph by Marion Hooper Adams, 1883.)

‘Said Mr Adams, of the education,
Teach? at Harvard? 1,074 more words

Modern Literature

1863: "We Will Give A Checkmate To The Foreign Hopes Of The Rebels"

London. 23 January, 1863.

My dear Charles:

I have but a moment till it grows dark and the bag closes, but I don’t think I have much to say, so it don’t matter. 958 more words

American Civil War

let's talk about the weather

(No, seriously!)

I was shocked when I moved to Tennessee as a freshman in college and my mom bought me an umbrella. “It’s summer, Mom,” I protested. 410 more words


The Education of Henry Adams

Today our Great Books club discussed The Education of Henry Adams written by John Quincy Adams’ grandson (John Adams’ great grandson). It’s a memoire of Henry Adam’s youth with tales of a boy, who like many, didn’t see a lot of benefit to schooling. 416 more words

Expat Life

Democracy, An American Novel Review

I just finished reading Democracy, An American Novel by Henry Adams last night, and it was a fascinating read for several reasons. The history behind it’s publications is really interesting. 576 more words


Farnsworth's exhibit "Andrew Wyeth at 100": Remarkable!

Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, is notably a destination on its own. But now, with an exhibit marking the centennial of artist Andrew Wyeth’s birth, a visit to this institution becomes even more compelling. 471 more words

Autumn Down East

Henry Adams: The Education of Henry Adams

This was a Librivox recording that I listened to as I travelled on holiday recently. Someone once suggested it as worth a read; I’m not really sure, actually. 401 more words