In spite of his illustrious background and Harvard schooling, Henry Adams asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and the new technology. His intention was to write a kind of handbook to prepare "young men, in universities and elsewhere, to be men of the world, equipped for any emergency." The result is what many consider to be one of the finest autobiographies ever written.
(P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"There are sentences, paragraphs, whole pages that [this] reviewer is deeply tempted to quote. Suffice it again to recommend that the public to read the book as a whole." (New York Times Book Review)
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