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John Quincy Adams

Militant Spirit

by James Traub

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"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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Publisher: Basic Books

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  • ISBN: 9781541617148
  • Release date: September 28, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781541617148
  • File size: 1304 KB
  • Release date: September 28, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781541617148
  • File size: 1280 KB
  • Release date: September 28, 2017


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"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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    Publisher:
    Basic Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    Release date: September 28, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    File size: 1304 KB
    Release date: September 28, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    File size: 1280 KB
    Release date: September 28, 2017

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