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John Quincy Adams

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A towering figure in the formative years of the American nation, John Quincy Adams was the only son of a Founding Father president to become president himself, and the first one to serve in Congress after his term. Pushed by his parents to climb to the heights of their ambitions, Adams surpassed their expectations, not only as president, but also as an ambassador, a powerful voice before the Supreme Court, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Quincy Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 9780306821295 030682129X 9780306821301 0306821303
OCLC Number: 778420557
Description: xv, 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: A first son for a founding father --
The seeds of statesmanship --
The land of lovely dames --
"He grows ... very fat" --
Never was a father more satisfied --
A free, independent, and powerful nation --
A profile in courage --
Diplomatic exile --
Restoring peace to the world --
Stepladder to the presidency --
The great and foul stain --
The end of the beginning --
A new beginning --
Freedom is the prize.
Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.

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