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Gordon S. Wooden presents the ultimate quantity in his definitive three-volume version of the writings of an incredible American Founder. A strong polemicist, insightful political theorist, and tireless diplomat, John Adams (1735–1826) was a significant and controversial determine through the early years of the American republic. As soon as overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson, Adams has develop into the topic of renewed curiosity, with a best-selling biography and acclaimed tv sequence reintroducing him to thousands and thousands. Now, this ultimate quantity of a complete three-volume version makes his essential writings from the early nationwide interval broadly accessible to basic readers. Bringing collectively letters, diary excerpts, political essays, speeches, and presidential messages, Writings from the New Nation 1784–1826 illuminates Adams’s service as a diplomat within the Netherlands and England; his eight years as vice chairman below Washington; and his tumultous single time period as president. The primary particular person to win a contested presidential election after which to be defeated for reelection, Adams confronted bitter criticism from each Jeffersonian Republicans and Hamiltonian Federalists whereas striving to stop an undeclared naval battle with Revolutionary France from escalating into full-scale warfare. Choices from A Defence of the Constitutions of Authorities of the USA of America (1787–88) and Discourses on Davila (1790–91) display his insights into the strengths and weaknesses of historical and fashionable political techniques, whereas letters to his spouse and kids illuminate the passionate and mercurial persona of one in every of our most fascinating Founders. This quantity is revealed concurrently with Abigail Adams: Letters, the primary complete assortment of the extraordinary correspondence of Adams’s spouse and key advisor.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an unbiased nonprofit cultural group based in 1979 to protect our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and preserving completely in print, America’s finest and most important writing. The Library of America sequence consists of greater than 300 volumes to this point, authoritative editions that common 1,000 pages in size, characteristic material covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that can final for hundreds of years.