|Plot Summary of The Adams Family|
|" Long before the American people had ever heard of the Kennedy family or the Bush family, or the Roosevelt family, the Adams family was America's most distinguished political family of the late 18th and 19th centuries. This family would produce two presidents, congressmen, and cabinet members, and noted historians. This family rose from the obscurity of their village, Charlton Mackrell, to worldwide fame.
Even though Americans consider themselves to be democratic, we are still intrigued by the idea of a royal family, we are intrigued by the idea of hereditary titles, and we are intrigued by the idea that things like intellect and courage can be passed on through the genes. That is why, throughout history, the American people have often looked to specific families to solve the problems of a complex and obstinate world.
Nathaniel Ford, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Adams Family|
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- Politician trying to reform
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- politician/elected ruler
- long lived adults
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
- Fancy Mansion
- 18th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Is this a biography of several people?
- A few 1-5 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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