The Resource John Quincy Adams : American visionary, Fred Kaplan

John Quincy Adams : American visionary, Fred Kaplan

Label
John Quincy Adams : American visionary
Title
John Quincy Adams
Title remainder
American visionary
Statement of responsibility
Fred Kaplan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 history-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 Adams-the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams-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 Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adams's evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the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 ways-and in his energy, empathy, sharp intellect, and powerful gift with words both spoken and written-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
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Summary
A brilliant combination of literary analysis and historical detail, this masterfully written biography of the much misunderstood sixth president of the United States reveals the many sides of this forward-thinking man whose progressive vision helped shape the course of America
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Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
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10304623
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1937-
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Kaplan, Fred
Dewey number
  • 973.5/5092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Presidents
Target audience
adult
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American visionary
Label
John Quincy Adams : American visionary, Fred Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [575]-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
857356671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 652 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061915413
Lccn
2013035334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map, portraits (some color)
Label
John Quincy Adams : American visionary, Fred Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [575]-623) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
857356671
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 652 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061915413
Lccn
2013035334
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map, portraits (some color)

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