John Quincy Adams : American visionary /

In this biography, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams--the little-known and much-misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams--and reveals how Adams' progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the cours...

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Main Author: Kaplan, Fred, 1937-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Hooks of steel, 1767-1778
  • A European education, 1778-1783
  • Slow voyage home, 1783-1787
  • Most beautiful and beloved, 1787-1794
  • Remember your characters, 1794-1797
  • Begin anew the world, 1797-1801
  • The white worm, 1801-1804
  • Fiery ordeal, 1805-1808
  • Paradise of fools, 1809-1814
  • My wandering life, 1814-1817
  • The terrible sublime, 1817-1821
  • The Macbeth policy, 1821-1825
  • No bed of roses, 1825-1829
  • The uses of adversity, 1829-1833
  • A suitable sphere of action, 1834-1839
  • Adhering to the world, 1839-1843
  • The summit of my ambition, 1844-1848.