DIARIES
Cover: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2: July 1825 – September 1829, from Harvard University PressCover: Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2 in HARDCOVER

Diary of Charles Francis Adams, Volume 2

July 1825 – September 1829

[These diaries deal] with the early years when Charles Francis was a none-too-serious student at Harvard, whe he was leisuely reading law in the office of Daniel Webster, and when he was painfully courting Abigail Brooks… The value of these volumes lies…in the light they throw on the inner and outer factors which go into the making of another Adams.—Avery Craven, The Chicago Tribune

[O]ne of the major unpublished diaries of our history.—Henry Steele Commager, Book Week

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Jacket: Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America, by Nathaniel Frank, from Harvard University Press

Celebrating Pride Month

To celebrate Pride Month, we are highlighting excerpts from books that explore the lives and experiences of the LGBT+ community. Nathaniel Frank’s Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America tells the dramatic story of the struggle for same-sex couples to legally marry, something that is now taken for granted. Below, he describes the beginnings of the gay rights movement. For homophiles of the 1950s, identifying as gay was almost always a risky and radical act