๐Ÿ“’ Author : Paul C. Nagel
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Knopf
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2012-12-05
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 432
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780307828194
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : February 21, 1848, the House of Representatives, Washington D.C.: Congressman John Quincy Adams, rising to speak, suddenly collapses at his desk; two days later, he dies in the Speakerโ€™s chamber. The public mourning that followed, writes Paul C. Nagel, โ€œexceeded anything previously seen in America. Forgotten was his failed presidency and his often cold demeanor. It was the memory of an extraordinary human beingโ€”one who in his last years had fought heroically for the right of petition and against a war to expand slaveryโ€”that drew a grateful people to salute his coffin in the Capitol and to stand by the railroad tracks as his bier was transported from Washington to Boston.โ€ Nagel probes deeply into the psyche of this cantankerous, misanthropic, erudite, hardworking son of a former president whose remarkable career spanned many offices: minister to Holland, Russia, and England, U.S. senator, secretary of state, president of the United States (1825-1829), and, finally, U.S. representative (the only ex-president to serve in the House). On the basis of a thorough study of Adamsโ€™ seventy-year diary, among a host of other documents, the author gives us a richer account than we have yet had of JQAโ€™s lifeโ€”his passionate marriage to Louisa Johnson, his personal tragedies (two sons lost to alcoholism), his brilliant diplomacy, his recurring depression, his exasperating behaviorโ€”and shows us why, in the end, only Abraham Lincolnโ€™s death evoked a great out-pouring of national sorrow in nineteenth-century America. We come to see how much Adams disliked politics and hoped for more from life than high office; how he sought distinction in literacy and scientific endeavors, and drew his greatest pleasure from being a poet, critic, translator, essayist, botanist, and professor of oratory at Harvard; how tension between the public and private Adams vexed his life; and how his frustration kept his masked and aloof (and unpopular). Nagelโ€™s great achievement, in this first biography of Americaโ€™s sixth president in a quarter century, is finally to portray Adams in all his talent and complexity.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : John Quincy Adams
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher :
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1872
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 64
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : UVA:X001056235
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : African Americans

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๐Ÿ“’ Author : Fred Kaplan
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Harper Collins
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-05-06
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 672
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780062199324
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American historyโ€”a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adamsโ€”the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adamsโ€”and persuasively demonstrates how Adams's inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America. Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adams's evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the White House and beyond. He examines Adams's myriad sides: the public and private man, the statesman and writer, the wise thinker and passionate advocate, the leading abolitionist and fervent federalist who believed strongly in both individual liberty and the government's role as an engine of progress and prosperity. In these waysโ€”and in his energy, empathy, sharp intellect, and powerful gift with words both spoken and writtenโ€”he was a predecessor of Lincoln and, later, FDR and Obama. Indeed, this sweeping biography makes clear how Adams's forward-thinking values, his definition of leadership, and his vision for the nation's future is as much about twenty-first century America as it is about Adams's own time. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, John Quincy Adams paints a rich portrait of this brilliant leader and his significance to the nation and our own lives.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : James Traub
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Basic Books
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-22
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 640
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780465098798
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : "Penetrating, detailed, and very readable. . . . A splendid biography." --Wall Street Journal Few figures in American history have held as many roles in public life as John Quincy Adams. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams's diaries, letters, and writings to evoke his numerous achievements-and failures-in office. A man of unwavering moral convictions, Adams is the father of foreign policy "realism" and one of the first proponents of the "activist government." But John Quincy Adams is first and foremost the story of a brilliant, flinty, and unyielding man whose life exemplified admirable political courage.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Samuel Flagg Bemis
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher :
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1965
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 546
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : OCLC:17647182
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Presidents

SYNOPSIS : United States -- Politics and government 1815-1861.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : David McCullough
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2008-01-29
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 751
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781416575887
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : William Earl Weeks
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2002-10-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 238
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0813190584
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : " Was Hitler a moral aberration or a man of his people? This topic has been hotly argued in recent years, and now Jay Gonen brings new answers to the debate using a psychohistorical perspective, contending that Hitler reflected the psyche of many Germans of his time. Like any charismatic leader, Hitler was an expert scanner of the Zeitgeist. He possessed an uncanny ability to read the masses correctly and guide them with ""new"" ideas that were merely reflections of what the people already believed. Gonen argues that Hitler's notions grew from the general fabric of German culture in the years following World War I. Basing his work in the role of ideologies in group psychology, Gonen exposes the psychological underpinnings of Nazi Germany's desire to expand its living space and exterminate Jews. Hitler responded to the nation's group fantasy of renewing a Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. He presented the utopian ideal of one large state, where the nation represented one extended family. In reality, however, he desired the triumph of automatism and totalitarian practices that would preempt family autonomy and private action. Such a regimented state would become a war machine, designed to breed infantile soldiers brainwashed for sacrifice. To achieve that aim, he unleashed barbaric forces whose utopian features were the very aspects of the state that made it most cruel.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Heidi M D Elston
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : ABDO
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2010-09-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 40
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781616130923
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Examines the childhood, political career, and other activities of the sixth president of the United States.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : John Torrey Morse
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher :
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 1885
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 315
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : UOM:39015019082257
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category :

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๐Ÿ“’ Author : William J. Cooper
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Liveright Publishing
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-10-24
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 512
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781631493898
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : โ€œA vivid and convincing account of one of the most significantโ€”but too often overlookedโ€”figures in our history.โ€โ€”Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prizeโ€“winning author of American Lion Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as an aloof intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from defeat in 1828โ€™s presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Award-winning historian William J. Cooperโ€™s โ€œbalanced, wellsourced, and accessible workโ€ (Publishers Weekly) demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, Adams stood strong against the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This โ€œwell-craftedโ€ (William McFeely) biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered, but courageous and inspirational, politicians in American history.