History Book Group: The Education of Henry Adams
Wednesday, November 17 @ 7:00 pmFree
The Medford Historical Society & Museum and the Medford Public Library have chosen “Lives Lived” as the fall theme for their History Book Group, which will take place via Zoom. This evening’s topic is the autobiography “The Education of Henry Adams” by Henry Adams. The book offers a first-hand critique of 19th-century educational theory and practice in America. Adams also has a Medford connection as the grandson of Peter Chardon Brooks (1767-1849), one of the 100 richest men in the country when he died. Brooks lived in Boston but had a summer home in Medford, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The talk will be led by Rich Carle, an active Medford retiree, avid history book reader, and frequent participant in MHSM/Library book groups.
The book is available for borrowing from the library, and it is also a free downloadable book on Kindle or as a link here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2044/2044-h/2044-h.htm
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