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Jul 08, 2003
| ISBN 9780375760587
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307430885
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Jul 08, 2003 | ISBN 9780375760587
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307430885
An immediate bestseller upon its publication in 1880, the anonymously penned Democracy prompted widespread speculation and guessing games as to its author’s identity. It is the story of Mrs. Lightfoot Lee, a society widow, and Silas Ratcliffe, the most influential member of the Senate, who, throughout the novel, pursues Mrs. Lee while at the same time battling her for power. Set in Washington in the 1870s, Democracy presents a scathing and incisive look at the intricate inner workings of politics and corruption that remains relevant today.This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the 1880 first edition and includes a contemporary review from The Atlantic Monthly.
Born in 1838 into the family of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Henry Adams had the opportunity to pursue a wide-ranging variety of intellectual interests during the course of his life. Functioning both in the world of practical men and affairs… More about Henry Adams
“[One] of the most perceptive books ever written about Washington.” —Maureen Dowd, The New York Times
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