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The Adams Family

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1930. From the Preface: The family whose story is told in this volume (and with which I am in no way connected) is the most distinguished in the United States. Suddenly passing from village obscurity into international fame in the latter part of the eighteenth century, it has ever since maintained a preeminent position, due neither to great wealth nor to a hereditary title ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published January 1976 by Signet (first published September 17th 1974)
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Jillian
Feb 04, 2016 Jillian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a very insightful read into one of the families who has had a huge impact on this nation. J.T. Adams was an easy to understand and intelligent author who really had a mastery of his subjects and was able to move between the four generations with ease. I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in history.
Stanley
Older 1930 biography.
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Born to a wealthy Yankee family in Brooklyn, New York, Adams took his bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1898, and a MA degree from Yale University in 1900. He entered investment banking, rising to partner in a New York Stock Exchange member firm. until 1912. In 1912, he considered his savings ample enough to switch his to a career as a writer.

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