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The Resource Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood

Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood

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Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Title
Friends divided
Title remainder
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond"-- Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Gordon S
Dewey number
973.3092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Adams, John
  • Presidents
  • Founding Fathers of the United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2017025116
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9780735224711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017025116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2017025116
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
502 pages
Isbn
9780735224711
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017025116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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