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The Formative Years

£16.00

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"A new edition of the history of the United States during the administrations of Jefferson and Madison."

The original works by Henry Adams some forty years previous consisted of over 8 volumes of books, however in 1948 Herbert Agar helped publish a well condensed though still highly enjoyable edition of these books in just two volumes. These are sold together here in a box set, and would make a fantastic gift for any amateur enthusiast of American History. The two volumes in question are highly readable, wildly fascinating and go some considerable way in explaining the rise of the American nation to the position of supremacy it has come to occupy in the modern world.

The two books in question have fared well over the decades, with a little tearing to dust jackets and slight blemishes. The box itself however has fared less well, with considerable wear to the edges. In either case, the worth of the writing within cannot be overstated, and any historian or casual reader would struggle to come away from these books without a positive experience!

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Author(s):
Henry Adams, Herbert Agar (Ed).
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback

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"A new edition of the history of the United States during the administrations of Jefferson and Madison."

The original works by Henry Adams some forty years previous consisted of over 8 volumes of books, however in 1948 Herbert Agar helped publish a well condensed though still highly enjoyable edition of these books in just two volumes. These are sold together here in a box set, and would make a fantastic gift for any amateur enthusiast of American History. The two volumes in question are highly readable, wildly fascinating and go some considerable way in explaining the rise of the American nation to the position of supremacy it has come to occupy in the modern world.

The two books in question have fared well over the decades, with a little tearing to dust jackets and slight blemishes. The box itself however has fared less well, with considerable wear to the edges. In either case, the worth of the writing within cannot be overstated, and any historian or casual reader would struggle to come away from these books without a positive experience!

Author(s):
Henry Adams, Herbert Agar (Ed).
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback

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