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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.
"A splendid new biography...Reliably thorough, blissfully bereft of jargon, and nicely paced."-Joseph J. Ellis, New York Times Book Review
"James Traub does justice to both the man and his times, with a historian's sense of complexity and a writer's eye for drama and detail."-Sean Wilentz

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Publisher: Basic Books

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  • ISBN: 9781541617148
  • Release date: October 10, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9781541617148
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  • ISBN: 9781541617148
  • File size: 3531 KB
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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.
"A splendid new biography...Reliably thorough, blissfully bereft of jargon, and nicely paced."-Joseph J. Ellis, New York Times Book Review
"James Traub does justice to both the man and his times, with a historian's sense of complexity and a writer's eye for drama and detail."-Sean Wilentz

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Basic Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    Release date: October 10, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    File size: 1304 KB
    Release date: October 10, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    File size: 1281 KB
    Release date: October 10, 2017

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781541617148
    File size: 3531 KB
    Release date: October 10, 2017

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