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John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

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John Quincy Adams was raised, educated, and groomed to be President, following in the footsteps of his father, John. At fourteen he was secretary to the Minister to Russia and, later, was himself Minister to the Netherlands and Prussia. He was U.S. Senator, Secretary of State, and then President for one ill-fated term. His private life showed a parallel descent. He was a poet, writer, critic, and Professor of Oratory at Harvard. He married a talented and engaging Southerner, but two of his three sons were disappointments. This polymath and troubled man, caught up in both a democratic age not to his understanding and the furies of passion, was an American lion in winter.

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This is a biography of John Quincy Adams. He was raised, educated, and groomed to be President of the USA, following in the footsteps of his father, John. At 14 he was secretary to the Minister of Russia. He was US Senator, Secretary of State, and eventually an ill-fated President.

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1997 Colonial Dames of America Book Award, Colonial Dames of America Society

About the Author

Paul C. Nagel is former Director of the Virginia Historical Society, a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a cultural laureate of Virginia, and a contributing editor of American Heritage.

Table of Contents

Introduction

BOOK ONE: FACING EXPECTATIONS, 1767-1794

1. Youth

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674479401
Author:
Nagel, Paul C.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Nagel, Paul C.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Adams, john quincy, 1767-1848
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Adams, john quincy, pres. u. s., 1767-1848
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
29 halftones
Pages:
466
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22 oz

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