Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams

Henry Brooks Adams
1838 -1918

Henry Brooks Adams Biography

Henry Brooks Adams was an American historian, journalist, and novelist, born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 16, 1838. He was the great-grandson of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. Adams attended Harvard College and graduated in 1858. He then studied law, but decided to pursue a career in journalism.

Adams worked as a correspondent for various newspapers, including the New York Tribune and the Boston Evening Transcript. In 1871, he published his first book, "The Education of Henry Adams," which was a reflection on his life and education. The book was well-received and is considered a classic in American literature.

Adams also wrote several other books, including "The History of the United States During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison" and "Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres." He also wrote several novels, including "Democracy: An American Novel" and "Esther."

Throughout his life, Adams was a keen observer of American politics and society. He was a close friend of many leading figures of his time, including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. He died on March 27, 1918 in Washington, D.C. His legacy as a historian, journalist, and novelist continues to be studied and celebrated today.

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