John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

Description

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 masterful biography, award winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the nation's formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage .A magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger's John Quincy Adams follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures.


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Details

Author(s)
Harlow Giles Unger
Format
Paperback | 384 pages
Dimensions
154 x 226 x 25mm | 456g
Publication date
01 Oct 2013
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, MA, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
4 maps; 43 b/w illustrations
ISBN10
0306822652
ISBN13
9780306822650
Bestsellers rank
436,106