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The Resource Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood, (CD sound recording)

Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood, (CD sound recording)

Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Title
Friends divided
Title remainder
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This biography details the initial friendship of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and how it dissolved into rivalry as they became the leaders of America's first political parties
  • "Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slave owner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and writ large in the nation, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. In their final years they were the last surviving founding fathers and cherished their role in this mighty young republic as it approached the half century mark in 1826. ... Arguably no relationship in this country's history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Gordon Wood has more than done justice to these entwined lives and their meaning; he has written a magnificent new addition to America's collective story."--Dust jacket of hardcover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.3092/2
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E332.2
LC item number
.W65 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by James Lurie
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood, (CD sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973918644
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (18 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525498322
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525498322
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6943
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bjty
  • 40bjty
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Friends divided : John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Gordon S. Wood, (CD sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973918644
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (18 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525498322
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9780525498322
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6943
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60bjty
  • 40bjty
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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