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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

Ezra Pound

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

Personal

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

Society

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

History