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"No scholar is more qualified to capture the 'whole' Adams. Richard Ryerson has mastered the biographical details of Adams's public and private life, as well as the trajectory of his thought. More than a study of one man, this book is an insightful narrative of the founding of the nation."

"This is a serious, detailed, and convincing account with few unexplored avenues... Recommended. All academic levels/libraries."

"... very excellent and elegantly written..."

"Ryerson’s book suggests that acquainting ourselves with the intellectual journey of John Adams enables us to appreciate a neglected jewel of our national inheritance. If we have inherited a liberal tradition, we have also inherited an anti-oligarchic one."

"... polished..."

"Ryerson mines the great body of Adams's writings... with thoroughness and scholarly empathy. The comprehensiveness and rigor of Ryerson's analysis set new standards for how we approach the constitutional and political theorists of the era of the American Revolution."

John Adams's Republic
The One, the Few, and the Many
Publication Date: 15 Sep 2016
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 7" x 10"
Page Count: 576 pages
Illustrations: 1 b&w illus
ISBN: 9781421419220