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John Quincy Adams : militant spirit

Author: James Traub; John Quincy Adams
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
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Drawing on Adams' diary, letters, and writings, chronicles the diplomat and president's numerous achievements and failures, revealing his unwavering moral convictions, brilliance, unyielding spirit, and political courage.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Traub, James.
John Quincy Adams.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
(DLC) 2015030745
(OCoLC)917131300
Named Person: John Quincy Adams; Adams family.; Adams family.; John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Traub; John Quincy Adams
ISBN: 9780465098798 0465098797
OCLC Number: 945550181
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 620 pages) : illustration.
Contents: Introduction; PART I: HE IS FORMED FORA STATESMAN; Chapter 1: The Flame Is Kindled (1767-1778); Chapter 2: His Thoughts Are Always Running in a Serious Strain(1778-1780); Chapter 3: As Promising and Manly a Youth as Is in the World (1781-1785); Chapter 4: You Are Admitted, Adams (1785-1788); Chapter 5: Friend of the People (1788-1794); Chapter 6: I Shall Be Much Mistaken If He Is Not Soon Found at the Head ofthe Diplomatique Corps (1794-1795); Chapter 7: A Young Lady of Fine Parts and Accomplishments (1795-1797); Chapter 8: President Adams' Political Telescope (1797-1801). PART II: WAR AND PEACEChapter 9: I Feel Strong Temptations to Plunge into Political Controversy (1801-1803); Chapter 10: Curse on the Stripling, How He Apes His Sire (1803-1804); Chapter 11: The Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory (1804-1807); Chapter 12: If We Must Perish, Let It Be in Defense of Our Rights (1807-1809); Chapter 13: A Bull-Dog Among Spaniels (1809-1812); Chapter 14: Restoring the Peace of the World (1812-1814); Chapter 15: A Card of Invitation to a Dress Party at the Prince Regent's (1815-1817); PART III: TERRITORIAL EXPANSION. Chapter 16: A Line Straight to the Pacific Ocean (1817-1819)Chapter 17: The Bargain Between Freedom and Slavery Is Morally and Politically Vicious (1819-1820); Chapter 18: She Goes Not Abroad in Search of Monsters to Destroy (1820-1822); Chapter 19: If He Wishes for Peace with Me, He Must Hold Out the White Flag (1822-1823); Chapter 20: The Most Important Paper That Ever Went from My Hands (1822-1823); Chapter 21: Who Can Hold a Fire in His Hand by Thinking on the Frosty Caucasus?(1823-1824); Chapter 22: I Tread on Coals (1824-1825); PART IV: INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. Chapter 23: The Spirit of Improvement(1825)Chapter 24: An Arrow to the Heart: (1825-1827); Chapter 25: A Great Man in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time (1825-1826); Chapter 26: Cultivating His Garden (1826-1827); Chapter 27: The Sun of My Political Career Sets in Deepest Gloom (1828-1829); PART V: THE SLAVOCRACY; Chapter 28: Stay Thy Hand, God of Mercy (1829-1831) ; Chapter 29: Our Union: It Must Be Preserved (1831-1833); Chapter 30: The Ark of Our God Is Falling into the Hands of the Philistines (1831-1835); Chapter 31: Am I Gagged? (1835-1836). Chapter 32: I Am Not to Be Intimidated by All the Grand Juries in the Universe(1837)Chapter 33: Among the Most Illustrious of the World's Benefactors (1837-1838); Chapter 34: The Captives Are Free! (1838-1841); Chapter 35: The Acutest Enemy of Southern Slavery That Ever Existed (1841-1842); Chapter 36: The Sober Second Thought of the People (1842-1845); Chapter 37: Let Justice Be Done Though the Heavens Fall (1843-1845); Chapter 38: The End of Earth (1845-1848); Chapter 39: Obsequies; Acknowledgments; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: James Traub.

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