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John Quincy Adams : militant spirit, James Traub

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John Quincy Adams : militant spirit
Title
John Quincy Adams
Title remainder
militant spirit
Statement of responsibility
James Traub
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Quincy Adams was the last of his kind?a Puritan from the age of the Founders who despised party and compromise, yet dedicated himself to politics and government. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president at a historic turning point in American politics, and a dedicated congressman who literally died in office?at the age of 80, in the House of Representatives, in the midst of an impassioned political debate. In John Quincy Adams , scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams diary, letters, and writings to evoke a diplomat and president whose ideas remain with us today. Adams was a fierce nationalist who, as secretary of state, championed the idea of American expansion. Yet, at the same time he warned against moralistic and militaristic policies abroad?a chastening wisdom that makes him the father of what we now call ?realism in foreign policy. As president, he was a bold proponent of the idea of activist government later brought to fruition by Abraham Lincoln and others. Adams numerous achievements?and equally numerous failures?stand as testaments to his unwavering moral convictions. A man who refused to take refuge in the politically prudent course of action, Adams was repudiated by his own Federalist party and, as president, by the nation that voted him out of office. And yet, in the final decade of his life, Adams regained the countrys regard, and even reverence, for as a congressman he often stood alone against the forces of slavery, twice beating back motions of censure. John Quincy Adams tells the story of this brilliant, flinty, and unyielding man whose life exemplified political courage?a life against which each of us might measure our own
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • March 01, 2016
  • February 01, 2016
  • February 15, 2016
  • January 01, 2016
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Traub, James
Dewey number
  • 973.55092
  • B
  • 923/.173
Index
index present
LC call number
E377
LC item number
.T73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams family
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
John Quincy Adams : militant spirit, James Traub
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-602) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015030745
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 620 pages
Isbn
9780465028276
Lccn
2015030745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465028276
  • (OCoLC)917131300
Label
John Quincy Adams : militant spirit, James Traub
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 541-602) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2015030745
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 620 pages
Isbn
9780465028276
Lccn
2015030745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465028276
  • (OCoLC)917131300

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