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Of the four Adams upon whom history focuses most closely - John, John Quincy, Charles Francis, Henry - Henry is counted least by many measures. Henry never held or sought a public office, never led a cause, never was counselor to someone powerful. Henry is the most winsome however (if an Adams can be winsome). He is the most ingratiating, maybe the most insightful, the least doctrinaire. This little book is an excellent overview of the work and thought of Henry Adams. Henry perceived what many ...more