John Quincy Adams: a public life, a private life
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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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: A Public Life, A Private LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A groundbreaking work on one of America's undeservedly neglected great figures that draws on John Quincy Adams's voluminous diaries. The son of President John Adams, ``JQA'' (as he often signed ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing
Adams, our 6th President, is more well-known for his lengthy post-presidential career as a Congressman, where he fought slavery, the addition of Texas to the Union, and the Mexican-American War. As a ... Read full review