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The Resource John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger

John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger

Label
John Quincy Adams
Title
John Quincy Adams
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A towering figure in the formative years of the American nation, John Quincy Adams was the only son of a Founding Father president to become president himself, and the first one to serve in Congress after his term. Pushed by his parents to climb to the heights of their ambitions, Adams surpassed their expectations, not only as president, but also as an ambassador, a powerful voice before the Supreme Court, a fearless secretary of state, and America's first champion of human rights. 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 biography, the author reveals Quincy Adams as one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize winning book Profiles in Courage. This biography and sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E377
LC item number
.U57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A first son for a founding father -- The seeds of statesmanship -- The land of lovely dames -- "He grows ... very fat" -- Never was a father more satisfied -- A free, independent, and powerful nation -- A profile in courage -- Diplomatic exile -- Restoring peace to the world -- Stepladder to the presidency -- The great and foul stain -- The end of the beginning -- A new beginning -- Freedom is the prize
Control code
ocn778420557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 364 pages
Isbn
9780306821295
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40021346565
  • 9780306822650
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)778420557
Label
John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A first son for a founding father -- The seeds of statesmanship -- The land of lovely dames -- "He grows ... very fat" -- Never was a father more satisfied -- A free, independent, and powerful nation -- A profile in courage -- Diplomatic exile -- Restoring peace to the world -- Stepladder to the presidency -- The great and foul stain -- The end of the beginning -- A new beginning -- Freedom is the prize
Control code
ocn778420557
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 364 pages
Isbn
9780306821295
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40021346565
  • 9780306822650
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)778420557

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