Freedom, Independence, Peace: John Quincy Adams and American Foreign Policy:

Freedom, Independence, Peace: John Quincy Adams and American Foreign Policy:

by David C. Hendrickson
Freedom, Independence, Peace: John Quincy Adams and American Foreign Policy:

Freedom, Independence, Peace: John Quincy Adams and American Foreign Policy:

by David C. Hendrickson

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"David Hendrickson's succinct profile of John Quincy Adams is as deftly crafted as it is compelling. Readers will especially appreciate the generous use of JQA's own words and the case that Hendrickson makes for their continued relevance in our own day."

Andrew Bacevich, President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

"This little book packs a real punch. With efficiency and clarity, it places Adams' foreign policy making and thinking in the context of his own time, even as it makes a compelling case that we would do far better adopting his guiding principles for the foreign policy challenges of our own era than clinging to the self-defeating presumptions of the last three decades. A must read for students and policy makers alike."

James Lewis, Professor of History at Kalamazoo College

America's sixth president is often considered her greatest diplomat, famed above all for his urging that America "[go] not abroad in search of monsters to destroy." John Quincy Adams' decades of service to the United States saw the young nation through a turbulent era - the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, the collapse of the Spanish empire in the Americas, and the extension of America's boundaries to the Pacific Ocean.

Adams' wariness of entanglements abroad and his sharp eye for international politics make him a worthy teacher for today's foreign policy leaders. In Freedom, Independence, Peace, David C. Hendrickson sketches the main themes of Adams' thought about statecraft, yielding a portrait of a principled and prudent thinker.

David C. Hendrickson is President of the John Quincy Adams Society and professor emeritus of political science at Colorado College, where he taught from 1983 to 2020. He is the author or co-author of nine books on U.S. history and foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798823123389
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 10/19/2022
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

David C. Hendrickson is President of the John Quincy Adams Society and professor emeritus of political science at Colorado College, where he taught from 1983 to 2020. He is the author or co-author of nine books on U.S. history and foreign policy.
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