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Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress

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When John Quincy Adams—the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat—was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career.

He became Congresss most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. This remarkable congressional career utterly transformed him, the publics perception of him, and his legacy—in many ways redeeming his failed presidency. Mr. Adamss Last Crusade renders an insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics.

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When John Quincy Adams--the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat--was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career.

He became Congress's most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. This remarkable congressional career utterly transformed him, the public's perception of him, and his legacy--in many ways redeeming his failed presidency. Mr. Adams's Last Crusade renders an insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics.

About the Author

Joseph Wheelan, a former Associated Press reporter and editor, is the author of Invading Mexico: Americas Continental Dream and the Mexican War, 1846–1848; Jeffersons War: Americas First War on Terror, 1801–1805; and Jeffersons Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586486891
Author:
Wheelan, Joseph
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp. b/w photo insert
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 15.2 oz

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"Synopsis" by , When John Quincy Adams--the sixty-three-year-old former president, U.S. senator, secretary of state, and diplomat--was elected to the House of Representatives by his Massachusetts neighbors, he embarked on a spectacular late-life career.

He became Congress's most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. This remarkable congressional career utterly transformed him, the public's perception of him, and his legacy--in many ways redeeming his failed presidency. Mr. Adams's Last Crusade renders an insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics.

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