John Quincy Adam

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

February 21, 1848, the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the Speaker’s chamber. The public mourning that followed, writes Paul C. Nagel, “exceeded anything previously seen in America. Forgotten was his failed presidency and his often cold demeanor. It was the memory of an extraordinary human being—one who in his last years had fought heroically for the right of petition and against a war to expand slavery—that drew a grateful people to salute his coffin in the Capitol and to stand by the railroad tracks as his bier was transported from Washington to Boston.” Nagel probes deeply into the psyche of this cantankerous, misanthropic, erudite, hardworking son of a former president whose remarkable career spanned many offices: minister to Holland, Russia, and England, U.S. senator, secretary of state, president of the United States (1825-1829), and, finally, U.S. representative (the only ex-president to serve in the House). On the basis of a thorough study of Adams’ seventy-year diary, among a host of other documents, the author gives us a richer account than we have yet had of JQA’s life—his passionate marriage to Louisa Johnson, his personal tragedies (two sons lost to alcoholism), his brilliant diplomacy, his recurring depression, his exasperating behavior—and shows us why, in the end, only Abraham Lincoln’s death evoked a great out-pouring of national sorrow in nineteenth-century America. We come to see how much Adams disliked politics and hoped for more from life than high office; how he sought distinction in literacy and scientific endeavors, and drew his greatest pleasure from being a poet, critic, translator, essayist, botanist, and professor of oratory at Harvard; how tension between the public and private Adams vexed his life; and how his frustration kept his masked and aloof (and unpopular). Nagel’s great achievement, in this first biography of America’s sixth president in a quarter century, is finally to portray Adams in all his talent and complexity.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Paul C. Nagel
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2012-12-05
Total Pages : 432 Pages
ISBN : 9780307828194


John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

"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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : James Traub
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2016-03-22
Total Pages : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9780465098798


John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

“There is much to praise in this extensively researched book, which is certainly one of the finest biographies of a sadly underrated man. . . . [Kaplan is] a master historian and biographer. . . . If he could read this biography, Adams would be satisfied that he had been fairly dealt with at last.” —Carol Berkin, Washington Post In this fresh and illuminating biography, Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed author of Lincoln, brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little-known and much-misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams—and reveals how Adams' inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America. Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adams' evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the White House and beyond. He examines Adams' myriad sides: the public and private man, the statesman and writer, the wise thinker and passionate advocate, the leading abolitionist and fervent federalist. In these ways, Adams was a predecessor of Lincoln and, later, FDR and Obama. This sweeping biography makes clear how Adams' forward-thinking values, his definition of leadership, and his vision for the nation's future is as much about twenty-first-century America as it is about Adams' own time. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, John Quincy Adams paints a rich portrait of this brilliant leader and his vision for a young nation.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Fred Kaplan
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2014-05-06
Total Pages : 672 Pages
ISBN : 9780062199324


John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the nation's formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize–winning Profiles in Courage. A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger's John Quincy Adams follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Harlow Giles Unger
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 2012-09-04
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780306821301


Nation Builder

Nation Builder

America’s rise from revolutionary colonies to a world power is often treated as inevitable. But Charles N. Edel’s provocative biography of John Q. Adams argues that he served as the central architect of a grand strategy whose ideas and policies made him a critical link between the founding generation and the Civil War–era nation of Lincoln.

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Genre : History
Author : Charles N. Edel
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2014-10-06
Total Pages : 420 Pages
ISBN : 9780674744936


John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

This biography introduces readers to John Quincy Adams including his political career as a Massachusetts state senator, US senator, US secretary of state, minister to the Netherlands, Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain, and US president extending the Cumberland Road into Ohio. Information about his childhood, family, personal life, and retirement years is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Heidi M.D. Elston
Publisher : ABDO
Release : 2020-08-01
Total Pages : 51 Pages
ISBN : 9781098212025


John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams played an extensive role in foreign policy during his years as Secretary of State and as President of the United States. This book analyzes Adams's accomplishments, and failures, during key moments of American history.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : James E. Lewis
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001
Total Pages : 198 Pages
ISBN : 0842026231


The Remarkable Education Of John Quincy Adams

The Remarkable Education Of John Quincy Adams

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Phyllis Lee Levin
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2015-01-06
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9781137474629


A Companion To John Adams And John Quincy Adams

A Companion To John Adams And John Quincy Adams

A Companion to John Adams and John Quincy Adams presents a collection of original historiographic essays contributed by leading historians that cover diverse aspects of the lives and politics of John and John Quincy Adams and their spouses, Abigail and Louisa Catherine. Features contributions from top historians and Adams’ scholars Considers sub-topics of interest such as John Adams’ role in the late 18th-century demise of the Federalists, both Adams’ presidencies and efforts as diplomats, religion, and slavery Includes two chapters on Abigail Adams and one on Louisa Adams

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Genre : History
Author : David Waldstreicher
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-05-06
Total Pages : 600 Pages
ISBN : 9780470655580


The Little Book Of Big Management Wisdom

The Little Book Of Big Management Wisdom

90 Management quotes from the world’s best thinkers – The Intriguing, fast, and focused rout to success. The Little Book of Big Management Wisdom outlines 90 of the greatest management quotations ever. The majority of quotes have been taken from legendary business leaders and commentators, including Warren Buffet and Peter Drucker. However, there are a few surprise inclusions from such people as Robert Frost and Elvis Presley. Each quotation, what it means, how to use it and the questions you should be asking, is outlined in two pages so you can immediately start to apply it in the real world. Packed with advice on how to deal with a wide range of management issues, this book will provide you with the insight and skills you require to succeed. Manage and develop your business Manage yourself and your career Motivate and lead people Turn your customers into partners Plan effectively Make better decisions All you want to know and how to apply it - in a nutshell. ‘Pure nectar - a distillation of management with passion. Not only a book for Management but should be required reading for any sales executive’. Dr Paul Mycock, Principle Consultant, Ampercom Ltd

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : James McGrath
Publisher : Pearson UK
Release : 2017-08-21
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781292148458