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The Portable John Adams : Penguin Classics - John Adams

The Portable John Adams

Penguin Classics


Published: 29th June 2004
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A new selection of the most significant writings by America's second president

In addition to being an uncompromising defender of liberty, esteemed diplomat, and successor to George Washington, John Adams was a passionate and prolific writer. Adams biographer John Patrick Diggins gathers an impressive variety of his works in this compact, original volume, including parts of his diary and autobiography, and selections from his rich correspondence with this wife, Abigail, Thomas Jefferson, and others. The Portable John Adams also features his most important political works: A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law, 'Thoughts on Government,' A Defence of Constitutions of the Unites States of America, Novanglus' and Discourses on Davila. There is no finer introduction to the protean genius of this seminal American philosopher.

'At last, a manageable volume offers a brilliantly selected and annotated edition of the wisdom of John Adams, the most sardonic of the Founding Fathers.'
- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Introductionp. vii
Diary and Autobiographyp. 1
Correspondence of John and Abigail Adamsp. 121
Earliest Writingsp. 189
A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Lawp. 209
"Thoughts on Government"p. 233
Novanglusp. 243
A Defence of the Constitutions of the United States of Americap. 289
Discourses on Davilap. 337
Correspondence with Roger Sherman and John Taylorp. 395
Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams with Thomas Jeffersonp. 457
Editor's Notesp. 529
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ISBN: 9780142437780
ISBN-10: 0142437786
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 29th June 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1