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📒John Quincy Adams ✍ Paul E. Teed
✏John Quincy Adams Book Summary : By the standards that historians usually use to judge presidents, John Quincy Adams was a failure. Although better qualified for the office than any American of his generation, he served for only one term and was unable to accomplish any of the most cherished goals set forth so boldly at the beginning of his presidency. His election to the presidency in 1824 was itself fraught with controversy and charges of political corruption and he was soundly defeated in his bid for re-election by Andrew Jackson. To many contemporaries and even some historians, Adams has appeared completely out of touch with the democratic revolution that was transforming American life at the time. He seemed a relic of a discredited, eighteenth-century political world. Yet John Quincy Adams has not shared the fate of other presidential failures who have faded almost entirely from the national memory. Indeed, a steady stream of excellent biographies has issued forth from historians who continue to find his life and presidency illustrative of important themes in nineteenth-century American political and cultural history. Adams has gained significant ground on earlier critics and has re-emerged as a first-rate diplomat and as a principled leader. The intention of this book is to provide a concise, synthetic biography of Adams that seeks to integrate the themes of his life into an understandable whole that explains both the successes and failures of his extraordinary career. Using his published journals and writings as basic sources, the book seeks to present a succinct narrative of Adams career that draws upon the best scholarship on his life and times.
📒John Quincy Adams ✍ Paul C. Nagel
✏John Quincy Adams Book Summary : Traces the life and accomplishments of the sixth president of the United States, and attempts to depict his complex personality.
📒John Quincy Adams ✍ James Traub
✏John Quincy Adams Book Summary : "Penetrating, detailed, and very readable. . . . A splendid biography." --Wall Street Journal Few figures in American history have held as many roles in public life as John Quincy Adams. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams's diaries, letters, and writings to evoke his numerous achievements-and failures-in office. A man of unwavering moral convictions, Adams is the father of foreign policy "realism" and one of the first proponents of the "activist government." But John Quincy Adams is first and foremost the story of a brilliant, flinty, and unyielding man whose life exemplified admirable political courage.
📒Writings Of John Quincy Adams Volume 2 ✍ Adams, John Quincy
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📒A Companion To John Adams And John Quincy Adams ✍ David Waldstreicher
✏A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams Book Summary : A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presentsa collection of original historiographic essays contributed byleading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives andpolitics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigailand Louisa Catherine. Features contributions from top historians and Adams’scholars Considers sub-topics of interest such as John Adams’ rolein the late 18th-century demise of the Federalists, bothAdams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, religion, andslavery Includes two chapters on Abigail Adams and one on LouisaAdams
📒The Remarkable Education Of John Quincy Adams ✍ Phyllis Lee Levin
✏The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams Book Summary : A patriot by birth, John Quincy Adams's destiny was foreordained. He was not only "The Greatest Traveler of His Age," but his country's most gifted linguist and most experienced diplomat. John Quincy's world encompassed the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the early and late Napoleonic Age. As his diplomat father's adolescent clerk and secretary, he met everyone who was anyone in Europe, including America's own luminaries and founding fathers, Franklin and Jefferson. All this made coming back to America a great challenge. But though he was determined to make his own career he was soon embarked, at Washington's appointment, on his phenomenal work abroad, as well as on a deeply troubled though loving and enduring marriage. But through all the emotional turmoil, he dedicated his life to serving his country. At 50, he returned to America to serve as Secretary of State to President Monroe. He was inaugurated President in 1824, after which he served as a stirring defender of the slaves of the Amistad rebellion and as a member of the House of Representatives from 1831 until his death in 1848. In The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams, Phyllis Lee Levin provides the deeply researched and beautifully written definitive biography of one of the most fascinating and towering early Americans.
📒Writings Of John Quincy Adams Volume 3 ✍ Adams, John Quincy
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📒Writings Of John Quincy Adams Volume 1 ✍ Adams, John Quincy
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✏Letters to John Quincy Adams Relative to the Fisheries and the Mississippi Book Summary :
✏The Lost Founding Father John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics Book Summary : “A vivid and convincing account of one of the most significant—but too often overlooked—figures in our history.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as an aloof intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from defeat in 1828’s presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Award-winning historian William J. Cooper’s “balanced, wellsourced, and accessible work” (Publishers Weekly) demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, Adams stood strong against the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This “well-crafted” (William McFeely) biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered, but courageous and inspirational, politicians in American history.