Henry Adams, a Biography

  title={Henry Adams, a Biography},
  author={W. Berthoff and Elizabeth Stevenson},
  journal={The New England Quarterly},
His great grandfather and his grandfather had been presidents of the United States, and to a small boy this seemed a matter of course in his family. But Henry Adams, belonging to a later generation, coming to maturity at the time of the Civil War, found himself in an age uncongenial to the leadership of such men as his ancestors. In the changing world of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Adams found his rightful place as an observer and critic rather than a participant in… Expand
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