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America's First Dynasty
The Adamses, 1735-1918
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About The Book
America's First Dynasty charts the family's travels through American history along with an impressive cast of characters, among them George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Theodore Roosevelt. Brookhiser also details the darker side of the Adams experience, from the specters of alcoholism and suicide to the crushing burden of performance passed on from father to son. Yet by putting a human face on this legendary family, Brookhiser succeeds in creating an impassioned, heroic family portrait that the American public is not likely to forget.
- Publisher: Free Press (April 24, 2002)
- Length: 256 pages
- ISBN13: 9780743242097
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Raves and Reviews
Los Angeles Times A bracing tonic. Brookhiser's judgments are incisive. He has done well by this first of the first families and well to boot by his readers.
George F. Will Discover [these] elegant appreciations -- which is what they are...about great American lives.
The New York Times A succinct, skillful account.
Former President George Bush A marvelous personal glimpse at one of America's truly great families.
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