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John Quincy Adams : American visionary

Author: Fred Kaplan
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A brilliant combination of literary analysis and historical detail, this masterfully written biography of the much misunderstood sixth president of the United States reveals the many sides of this forward-thinking man whose progressive vision helped shape the course of America.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Kaplan
ISBN: 9780061915413 0061915416
OCLC Number: 857356671
Description: xii, 652 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
Contents: Hooks of steel, 1767-1778 --
A European education, 1778-1783 --
Slow voyage home, 1783-1787 --
Most beautiful and beloved, 1787-1794 --
Remember your characters, 1794-1797 --
Begin anew the world, 1797-1801 --
The white worm, 1801-1804 --
Fiery ordeal, 1805-1808 --
Paradise of fools, 1809-1814 --
My wandering life, 1814-1817 --
The terrible sublime, 1817-1821 --
The Macbeth policy, 1821-1825 --
No bed of roses, 1825-1829 --
The uses of adversity, 1829-1833 --
A suitable sphere of action, 1834-1839 --
Adhering to the world, 1839-1843 --
The summit of my ambition, 1844-1848.
Responsibility: Fred Kaplan.

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A brilliant combination of literary analysis and historical detail, this masterfully written biography of the much misunderstood sixth president of the United States reveals the many sides of this forward-thinking man whose progressive vision helped shape the course of America.

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