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Passionate Sage|Joseph J. Ellis
Passionate Sage : The Character and Legacy of John Adams
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John Adams was unique among the nation's founders in leaving a record of his most intimate thoughts and feelings. Instinctively candid and politically incisive, Adams offers the clearest view of the ambitions and principles that drove the revolutionary generation. Passionate Sage offers a brilliant introduction to the second president: his politics, his affinities for family and friendship even with political opponents like Jefferson, and his enduring significance. "Ellis's palpable affection lends a pleasing glow to his profile of Adams, which is why Passionate Sage is his best book."--Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review

"Impassioned and erudite. . . . A captivating portrait of this Massachusetts native as a wonderfully contrary genius possessed of an uncommon moral intelligence and farsighted political wisdom."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"The best portrait of a Revolutionary-era statesman."--Evan Thomas, Wall Street Journal

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781324036159
  • ISBN-10: 132403615X
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2022
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 368

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