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John Quincy Adams : a public life, a private life

Nagel, Paul C.

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ISBN 10: 0674479408 / ISBN 13: 9780674479401
Editorial: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1999
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: corner books (Minneapolis, MN, Estados Unidos de America)

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First Harvard University Press paperback edition, 1999. First published 1997. Spine not creased, bottom front corner slightly bent, else fine, inscribed by Nagel on the title page, no other markings. Includes 8 leaves of plates, bibliography and index. The perfect companion to David McCullough's John Adams. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 002049

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Título: John Quincy Adams : a public life, a private...

Editorial: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Softcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by author.

Edición: 1st Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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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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Who is the real John Quincy Adams? The brilliant secretary of state, prime mover behind the Monroe Doctrine, and principled opponent of slavery, defender of the Africans shanghaied aboard the Amistad? Or the ineffectual president stymied by a hostile Congress and his own self-righteousness, the vindictive political foe famed for his cold, disagreeable character? Paul C. Nagel, author of two previous books about the Adams family, seeks to give readers a more human Adams (1767-1848) whose complex nature contained many contradictions. John Quincy Adams is a valuable revisionist biography of a misunderstood figure at the crossroads of American history.

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Corner Books is a small bookshop located in St. Anthony Shopping Center in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota. The bookshop is open for retail business on Tuesday, Wednesday,Friday and Saturday afternoons,from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m., and by appointment.

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