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He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad. He served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator, congressman, and president.

John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more. In this masterful biography, award winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the nations formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedys Pulitzer Prize–winning Profiles in Courage.

A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Ungers John Quincy Adams follows one of Americas most important yet least-known figures.


From an award-winning and leading Founding Fathers historian, a biography of a towering figure in Americas formative years

About the Author

A former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at George Washington's Mount Vernon, Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian. He is the author of twenty books, including six biographies of America's Founding Fathers and two other histories of the early republic.

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Unger, Harlow Giles
Da Capo Press
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4 maps; 43 b/w illustrations
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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