RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 1218581 LA English T1 The presidency of John Adams A1 Brown, Ralph A., PB University Press of Kansas PP Lawrence YR 1975 SN 0700601341 9780700601349 AB "The administration of John Adams was a period of rapid change, internal discord, and the continual threat of war. Few of the nation's chief executives have been subjected to such immediate and ever-present danger of foreign involvement and national destruction, to such bitter animosities and serious cleavages within their administrations, or to such constant need for decision making as was John Adams. In the face of such adversity Adams successfully pursued a policy of neutrality and consiliation and, in so doing, provided time for the country to grow strong and to prosper. Yet, despite the seriousness of the country's problems and the contributions of his administration, he is seldom designated as one of the great American presidents."--Publisher.