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Education of Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

1. Editor's Preface and Preface
2. Chapter 1: Quincy (1838-1848)
3. Chapter 2: Boston (1848-1854)
4. Chapter 3: Washington (1850-1854)
5. Chapter 4: Harvard College (1854-1858)
6. Chapter 5: Berlin (1858-1859)
7. Chapter 6: Rome (1859-1860)
8. Chapter 7: Treason (1860-1861)
9. Chapter 8: Diplomacy (1861)
10. Chapter 9: Foes or Friends (1862)
11. Chapter 10: Political Morality (1862)
12. Chapter 11: The Battle of the Rams (1863)
13. Chapter 12: Eccentricity (1863)
14. Chapter 13: The Perfection of Human Society (1864)
15. Chapter 14: Dilettantism (1865-1866)
16. Chapter 15: Darwinism (1867-1868)
17. Chapter 16: The Press (1868)
18. Chapter 17: President Grant (1869)
19. Chapter 18: Free Fight (1869-1870)
20. Chapter 19: Chaos (1870)
21. Chapter 20: Failure (1871)
22. Chapter 21: Twenty Years After (1892)
23. Chapter 22: Chicago (1893)
24. Chapter 23: Silence (1894-1898)
25. Chapter 24: Indian Summer (1898-1899)
26. Chapter 25: The Dynamo and the Virgin (1900)
27. Chapter 26: Twilight (1901)
28. Chapter 27: Teufelsdrockh (1901)
29. Chapter 28: The Height of Knowledge (1902)
30. Chapter 29: The Abyss of Ignorance (1902)
31. Chapter 30: Vis Inertiae (1903)
32. Chapter 31: The Grammar of Science (1903)
33. Chaoter 32: Vis Nova (1903-1904)
34. Chapter 33: A Dynamic Theory of History (1904)
35. Chapter 34: A Law of Acceleration (1904)
36. Chapter 35: Nunc Age (1905)

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Summary

The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams (1838-1918), in early old age, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. In 1907, Adams began privately circulating copies of a limited edition printed at his own expense. Commercial publication had to await its author's 1918 death, whereupon it won the 1919 Pulitzer Prize. (Introduction by Wikipedia)