Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Grateful American Book Prize judge John Danielson, founder of Chartwell Education Group and former chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education:
The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography by Henry Adams. In this sardonic chronicle, Adams — the great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams — offers a unique insider’s account of the people and events that helped shape 19th-century America.
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Published on July 10, 2020