James Truslow Adams

James Truslow Adams

Name James Truslow Adams
Profession Novelist
Date of Birth 1878-10-18
Place of Birth New York City, NY
Age 70 yrs
Death Date 1949-05-18
Birth Sign Libra

About James Truslow Adams

Remembered best for his 1921 Pulitzer Prize-winning historical work The Founding of New England, Adams also penned the two-volume work The March of Democracy; the bestselling book Epic of America; and the 1927 work Provincial Society.

Early Life Experience of James Truslow Adams

After earning a bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, he enrolled in a master’s program at Yale University. He went on to work for the New York Stock Exchange and later served in the United States Army’s Military Intelligence division.

Trivia Info

The phrase “American Dream” first appeared in his early 1930s work The Epic of America.

Family Life and Relationship

He grew up in Brooklyn, New York, as the child of William Newton Adams, Jr. and Elizabeth Truslow Harper. He later settled in Southport, Connecticut.

Close Associates

He published a 1930 biography of President John Adams and other members of the politically prominent Adams family.

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