The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

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The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize.

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The 57th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - 1st on The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
  3. - Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography (Pulitzer Prize)
  4. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  5. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)

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