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Descent from Glory

Four Generations of the John Adams Family

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PAPERBACK

$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674198296

Publication Date: 04/15/1999

Short

414 pages

6 x 9 inches

39 halftones

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An intelligent, tactful, and spiritually generous chronicle of a dynasty that gave the United States two presidents… This volume might be called a gift of realism that can enhance our judgment of public men and their families.The New Yorker

A magnificent book on four generations of Adamses, from John to Brooks. Nagel has written a great book because he captures the pathos of time’s passage.The New York Times

A finely crafted biographical study full of unostentatious but perceptive judgments and insights…should appeal to both professional historians and general readers alike.American Historical Review

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