A scion of the famous Adams family of American statesmen, historian Henry Adams crafted this well-known autobiographical work, which reflects his constant search for order in a world of chaos. He cast himself as a modern everyman, seeking coherence in a fragmented universe and concluding that his education was inadequate for the demands of modern society.
About the Author
Henry Adams, grandson of John Adams and great-grandson of John Quincy Adams, was born in Boston on February 16, 1838. He died in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 1918. While his most famous work was History of the United States of America during the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, he is also known and respected for The Education of Henry Adams.