The Wisdom of John Adams

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Citadel Press, 2003 - 282 pages
John Adams was, as his friend and sometime,competitor Thomas Jefferson called him, The,colossus of independence. the second President of,the United States, he was also the ultimate,revolutionary. Demonstrating his passion and,conviction in his words, the latest addition to,the Wisdom series includes his oration and,speeches on independence, his seminal Thoughts on,Government, and his Discourses on Davila. His,forthright correspondence, as well as his tender,love letters to his wife and ally, Abigail, make,his work essential reading for all.
 

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Contents

Prelude to Lexington and Concord
3
The American Revolution
11
Reflections on the Revolution
31
Personal Philosophy
45
Introspections
67
Faith and Religion
92
Letters to Abigail
110
The Presidency
125
Politics Factions and Parties
171
Foreign Policy
187
Law and Justice
205
Education
212
Character Sketches
225
Places
256
Appendix
263
Selected Bibliography
275

Government
137

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