Henry Adams: The Real Adams Family

Henry Adams, great-great-great-great-grandson of John and Abigail Adams, presents a sweeping saga about America’s first and most famous family dynasty.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
8:30pm @ Central Library

Henry Adams, the great-great-great-great-grandson of founding father John Adams, presents a sweeping saga about America’s first and most famous family dynasty.

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Combining commentary, readings, film and television clips, and personal anecdotes, Adams examines the family’s principled and idealistic—but often unpopular—political beliefs, its seven generations of Harvard alumni, its Kansas City connections, its love of reading, and the remarkable physical resemblance among Adams men stretching back more than 200 years. Adams also "remembers the ladies," most particularly his great-great-great-great grandmother, the unparalleled Abigail Adams, whom he calls "one of the most remarkable women in American history."

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