Gordon S. Wood - Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

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In this magisterial dual biography, Wood notes that though Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826, little else in their long relationship was as harmonious. Jefferson and Adams came from different classes and held different views about popular rule, class, and the shape the new nation should take. While they worked together to craft the Declaration of Independence, they couldn’t reconcile their distinct visions of the Republic, and went their separate ways. Late in life, as the only surviving founders, the two embarked on a lively correspondence, articulating ideas and goals that have become part of the nation’s character. Wood, the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history at Brown University, is the author of award-winning histories including The Purpose of the Past and The Idea of America.

 

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ISBN: 9780735224711
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Published: Penguin Press - October 24th, 2017

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