John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

by Lynn Hudson Parsons
     
 

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In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.See more details below

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In this concise biography, Parsons masterfully chronicles the dramatic and prolific career of one of America's most absorbing figures.

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Booknews
This concise biography shows that from the day in 1778 when as a boy he accompanied his father on a diplomatic mission to France, to his last years as an eloquent, cantankerous opponent of his country's foreign and domestic policies, Adams was rarely detached from public affairs. It also reveals that he was never truly at home anywhere<-- >in Washington he was stubborn and reclusive, in Europe he was a phlegmatic ideologue. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442202887
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
American Profiles
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,174,580
File size:
7 MB

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Richard Alan Ryerson
John Quincy Adams is a beautifully written, well balanced, and remarkably complete biography of Adams. It's lively account of his long career as diplomat, senator, president, and congressman, and as scholar, poet, and patron of science should make clear to every American his prominent and then commanding role and the first seven decades of his nation's life. Parsons' should immediately take his place as the best one-volume biography of this great American.
— Richard Alan Ryerson, editor in chief The Adams Papers

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