The Portable John Adams
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The Portable John Adams

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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 Defense of Constitutions,' 'Novanglus,' and 'Discources in Davila.' There is no finer introduction to the protean genius of this seminal American philosopher.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 127 x 195.6 x 27.9mm | 408.24g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0142437786
  • 9780142437780
  • 1,240,752

About John Adams

John Adams (1735-1826), educated as a lawyer at Harvard, was the Massachusetts delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. During the Revolutionary War, he served abroad in diplomatic roles and helped negotiate the peace treaty. After serving as Vice President for two terms under George Washington, he was subsequently elected President.
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Table of contents

The Portable John AdamsIntroduction
1. Diary and Autobiography
2. Correspdondence of John and Abigail Adams
3. Earliest Writings
4. A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law
5. "Thoughts on Government"
6. Novanglus
7. A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States of America
8. Discourses on Davila
9. Correspondence of John and Abigail Adams with Thomas Jefferson
Editor's Notes
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