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John Quincy Adams - James Traub
John Quincy Adams
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780465093830 (0465093833)
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
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Biography, History
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Every now and again I come across a book that I have no expectations for and am blown away. This was one of those books. I loved every minute I spent with this book and learned more about early American history from this read than any book I can remember in a long time. This biography of John Quin...
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