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eBook Samuel Adams: A Life ePub

by Ira Stoll

  • ISBN: 0743299124
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Ira Stoll
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Free Press; (1st,2009); Fifth Printing edition (November 3, 2009)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1373 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1669 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 815

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Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). - Richard Brookhiser, author of George Washington on Leadership. Ira Stoll here manages the daunting task of anchoring Sam Adams in his own time yet making him relevant to ours. A triumph of learning and understanding. - James Grant, author of John Adams: A Party of One.

A gifted young historian and newspaperman, Ira Stoll has written a gripping story about the man who was the revolution's moral conscience

A gifted young historian and newspaperman, Ira Stoll has written a gripping story about the man who was the revolution's moral conscience. Sure to be discussed widely, this book reminds us who Samuel Adams was, why he has been slighted by history, and why he must be remembered. The book was what I would call a very general overview of the the life of Sam Adams. I enjoyed parts of it, especially the latter parts of the book that.

In Samuel Adams: A Life Ira Stoll tells the story of Samuel Adams. Finished 1/27/2016 A better title for this book would be, "Samuel Adams: A Political Life

In Samuel Adams: A Life Ira Stoll tells the story of Samuel Adams. Called by some the Last of the Puritans for his strong religious faith and willingness to express it openly, Adams was certainly one of the strongest defenders of liberty from the outset. Finished 1/27/2016 A better title for this book would be, "Samuel Adams: A Political Life. While it follows Samuel Adams, the focus is more on Adams in his public life, specifically as a politician and journalist, than anything personal.

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Samuel Adams: A Life. Samuel Adams - Ira Stoll. This will be a book about who Samuel Adams was, why he is forgotten, why he should be remembered

Samuel Adams: A Life. A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 1230 Avenue of the Americas. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information address. This will be a book about who Samuel Adams was, why he is forgotten, why he should be remembered. As the Massachusetts Spy wrote in concluding its obituary of Samuel Adams on October 19, 1803: This is but a gazette sketch of his character; to give his history at full length, would be to give an history of the American revolution.

In this stirring biography, Samuel Adams joins the first tier of founding fathers, a rank he has long deserved

The gripping story of the man who was the American Revolution s moral compass Ira Stoll tells readers who Samuel Adams was, why he has been forgotten, and why he must be remembered. Thomas Jefferson called Samuel Adams truly the man of the Revolution. Adams, filled with religious fervor, inspired others to fight on and overcome the challenges of the Revolutionary War.

Stoll (Samuel Adams, 275n16) notes that James Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Company, reports having been offered for purchase a receipt for hops . Stoll, Ira. Samuel Adams: A Life. Compass Point Books, 2005.

Stoll (Samuel Adams, 275n16) notes that James Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Company, reports having been offered for purchase a receipt for hops signed by Adams, which indicates that Adams may have done some brewing. New York: Free Press, 2008. 2 5 Yazan(lar): Ira Stoll. E-kitap olarak mevcuttur. I pity Mr. Sam Adams," his cousin John Adams wrote to his wife, "for he was born a Rebel. Ira Stoll's fascinating biography not only restores this figure to his rightful place in history but portrays him as a man of God whose skepticism of a powerful central government, uncompromising support for freedom of the press, concern about the influence of money on elections, voluble love of liberty, and selfless endurance in a war for freedom has enormous relevance to Americans.

Samuel Adams: A Life, Stoll Ira. Варианты приобретения. This book reminds us that people have not changed. It is a study of men of the Bible who failed. Описание: ""I pity Mr. Sam Adams,"" his cousin John Adams wrote to his wife, ""for he was born a Rebel. Автор: Steven Stoll Название: Ramp Hollow ISBN: 080909505X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780809095056 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг

The gripping story of the man who was the American Revolution’s moral compass—Ira Stoll tells readers who Samuel Adams was, why he has been forgotten, and why he must be remembered.Thomas Jefferson called Samuel Adams “truly the man of the Revolution.” Adams, filled with religious fervor, inspired others to fight on and overcome the challenges of the Revolutionary War. He was the editor of the influential Boston Gazette, planner of the Boston Tea Party, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, and yet, he is largely ignored and unknown today. Understanding the leading part Adams played in building and sustaining support for the revolutionary cause gives readers new insight into the way religion motivated the founding of America.

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Dusho Dusho
Thanks in part to television portrayals and many history books, the common perception of Samuel Adams today is of a firebrand who organized the Boston Tea Party, openly threw insults at the British occupiers of Boston, and liked his taverns. There is truth here but this view basically makes a stereotype of the man. The great advantage of Ira Stoll’s biography is to put Sam Adams into a much larger context, parts of which may be completely unknown to most Americans today.

I learned two valuable facts from this book about Adams. First, he was much more literate that we realize. His writings, especially before and during the Revolution, were not just broadsides against the British. They were diverse and literate. He very often published under pseudonyms in newspapers and his writing has the fervor of a Hamilton or Madison, especially when it comes to the moral justification of the Revolution. While it is true that Sam Adams did not have Madison or Hamilton’s incisive minds, his writings portray a man who spent long hours with his pen and whose ideas often portray a depth of understanding that goes far beyond the tavern broadsides we might associate with him.

But probably the most important factor brought out by Stoll and which I never realized was how deeply rooted religion was in Adams’ life. This is virtually never brought up in popular depictions of him. While many of his more famous contemporaries became Deists, Adams appears to be the Revolutionary figure who had the deepest roots in the Great Awakening and who continued to accept the theology that came with it. Franklin lived through much of that also but he rejected most of it in one way or another. Not Sam Adams. His political writings and speeches are constantly comparing the Americans to the Jewish people searching for freedom or to the fight for freedom of the Puritans; his view of the Revolution was to see the new country as the fulfillment of the virtuous “city on the hill.” One is tempted today to think of this as a good front, a cover for his political ideas filled out with a lot of Biblical quotations. Many modern politicians are great at that. But, as Stoll shows time and again, religion was no political cover for Adams. In his private writings, which he never thought would be made public, he consistently refers to religious analogies for America and as inspiration for the future of the country. Making Adams a child of the Great Awakening must be tied to his intense love of liberty and his constant identification with the common people, both before, during and after the Revolution. These ideas came as a package in his personality. The same religious zeal and oneness with the common folks that led him to be the early and loud critic of the British led him to detest the centralizing government of the Federalists in the 1790’s.

Stoll also brings out many other interesting facts. In Adams’ religious zeal also lay a deep-seated anti-Catholicism. A fear of “Popery” runs through a large number of his writings and was transferred to the Church of England trying to impose itself on the colonies. Adams comes across as irrational at times, sometimes exaggerating or distorting to make a point. It helps to see this not just as a specific personality trait, but as a result of a religious calling about this country. The end, Liberty, justified the means and the means had religious/nationalistic justifications. I wish there were more about how Adams developed as a young man into the adult he became but, as Stoll mentions at the end, Adams made a point of destroying and burning the majority of his personal letters. If the book has a weakness, it is that Stoll goes out of his way to show that religion was much more important than we think not just to Adams but to many of the people he associated with. Stoll cites many speeches and sermons by other people that support Adams’ view of the religious nature of the Revolution. But it gets a bit tiring to read so many religious selections from sermons or speeches of others who lived at or near the time of Adams, especially when several of them have only an indirect bearing on Adams’ actual life. Context is important but it can be overdone.

All in all, however, this book is an important corrective about the life of Samuel Adams. Given the scarcity of material at times, Stoll does a fine job of laying out aspects of this man whose life is often forgotten or distorted today but who played a critical role in defining the history of this country.
Owomed Owomed
Great book! Thanks to the author and publisher for giving us the exceptional account of our most important, principled, courageous , political leaders in the history of the nation. The author takes the reader back to the days of early America, where people are trying to live a religiously principled life, and trying to carve a living out of the new world, and trying to sort through how government should be formed. Everyone interest in the cultural, political, and institutional founding of the greatest nation in the history of the universe should read this book.
Xellerlu Xellerlu
I rank this a five because it provided a picture of Samuel Adams that was new and the more I read the more real it became.
The points made were supported by quotes from newspapers published at that time.
His religious thoughts and positions that he took became more understandable and consistent as the book progressed.
My picture of S A was admittedly naive. What convinced me was the posture he took time after time and how it never changed. His convictions were his guiding light right to the end.
It is a picture of American history that I lack and it is a picture of S A that is not clearly presented to the citizens of American. It would be good to put him into the proper perspective and place in the American Revolution story.
Carrot Carrot
This book revealed Adam's spirit, connection to the revolution, and his uncanny ability to expose the British tyranny. It is a book of strategy used by Adams and other great partners to get the message to the American people. He was the driving force behind our country's push for freedom. Despite the bounty on his head, he did not waiver! Also, this book peaked my interest in the Classical Boston spirit that is no longer shown through Mass. governing body. If only we could stand together once again in he face of tyranny. Boston was so Patriotic and so important to the American cause that, as Roth pointed out, people even wondered if Boston was trying to gain power over the rest of the colonies. This was not the case, but triumph spewed from Boston citizens. Lastly, I gave the book a four star because I was learning new stuff about Adams, so I can imagine for those used to his life, this bio may have not have been groundbreaking and as exciting. If you are like me, then you have to read this book!!!!
happy light happy light
As a biography it is VERY short on his life , the briefest of outlines . What is in depth and could have a 4 star is a a collections of S. Adams thoughts and correspondence on Public and private Virtue and its importance to establishing and maintaining a free People . He had an unshakable belief that God would bless with success if we sought to walk in His ways . It makes the case that Sam Adams was trusting in Providence , the Creator of all things to give America Independence . He was nothing at all as the so called "Sons Of Liberty " mini series presented him .
Ventelone Ventelone
Owing to ignorance of Christianity or being uncomfortable with it, many "scholars" steer well clear of that ideology that most informed Samuel Adams - namely, Adams understanding of what the Bible teaches about liberty and the worth of the individual. Adams understanding informed and undergirded the Revolution and informed the text of the Declaration of Independence.

Stoll devotes this entire work to lending the perspective Adams faith had on his words and actions and so this work is somewhat stilted - it is not a traditional biography. It is more a treatise on how Adam's faith informed his life and the Revolution.