This Bostonian writer and historian, grandson of John
Quincy Adams, ex-president of the United States, had also
been minister to Great Britain, teacher of medieval history
at Harvard for seven years, and, reluctantly, a journalist.
His career as a famous writer started with
History of the United States of America (1889-1991) after he
had wrote two biographies, a first anonymous novel, and a
second, Democracy, under a pseudonym in 1880. Deeply
stunned after the suicide of his adored wife in 1885, Henry
Adams began to travel both mentally and physically.