ONLINE CLASS: The Education of Henry Adams (2075)

Two Mondays: June 29 and July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m

$70.00 (10% off for members)
Henry Adams was the quintessential American historian: brilliant, erudite, witty, Harvard-educated and a grandson and great-grandson of two American presidents. Yet he observed that the classical education he received left him unprepared for an increasingly industrialized and technologically-changing world, and he held a lifelong fascination with scientific advancement. Adams left his mark on Washington: his mansion near the White House is now the site of the Hay-Adams Hotel, and after his wife Clover’s 1885 suicide, he commissioned sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to cast the haunting masterpiece “Grief” for her grave in Rock Creek Cemetery. In this two-part class, we’ll explore his classic book The Education of Henry Adams, published posthumously in 1918 and winner of the Pulitzer. The Modern Library named the book the best English non-fiction book of the 20th century. Two Mondays: June 29 and July 6 from 2 to 4 p.m Online Class.


The Education of Henry Adams, by Henry Adams

Garrett Peck is an author and public historian in the DC area. His eighth and latest book is A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium 2000 - 2010. He frequently leads tours through Politics & Prose, including the Jazz History Tour, Prohibition Tour, and Walt Whitman in Washington Tour. Garrett is currently working on a book about how Willa Cather composed Death Comes for the Archbishop, which he hopes to one day turn into a week-long tour of New Mexico.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography (Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction Books) Cover Image
By Henry Adams, Edmund Morris (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780679640103
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Modern Library - May 11th, 1999

SKU: 9787000007956
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