Democracy, an American novel

Democracy, an American novel

By Henry Adams

  • Release Date: 1918-01-01
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
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Description

Democracy is a novel about political power, its acquisition, use and abuse. It is set at the beginning of a new administration, with the election campaign just over and the new President of the United States just having been elected. However, all the characters depicted are entirely fictitious.

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  • Democracy by Henry Adams

    5
    By Liberia Rex
    The great grandson of our second President and grandson of John Quincy Adams fillets the carcass of the debased politics of the Gilded Age with wit and insight. With the comic sensitivity of Pride and Prejudice combined with a cold and unyielding contempt for the foibles and failings of ambition without honor superior to Gore Vidal, Adams neglected (if not forgotten) novel reveals the fragile if enduring promise of our tottering republic.

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