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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
In this fresh and illuminating 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' 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 Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adams' evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the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' 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'Adams was a predecessor of Lincoln and, later, FDR and Obama. Indeed, this sweeping biography, rich in literary analysis and historical detail, makes clear how Adams' 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' own time. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, John Quincy Adams paints a rich portrait of this brilliant leader and his vision for a young nation
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
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304623
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
  • 973.5/5092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E377
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
American visionary
Label
John quincy adams : american visionary, Fred Kaplan
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BA5EC66E-6A73-438A-A683-DF1F7836F201
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
ocn877895092
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062199324
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00231727
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BA5EC66E-6A73-438A-A683-DF1F7836F201
Label
John quincy adams : american visionary, Fred Kaplan
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BA5EC66E-6A73-438A-A683-DF1F7836F201
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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
ocn877895092
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062199324
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00231727
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BA5EC66E-6A73-438A-A683-DF1F7836F201

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