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John Quincy Adams (Reprint) (Paperback) (Harlow Giles Unger)

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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.

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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 364
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Sub-Genre: Presidents + Heads of State, United States / 19th Century, Historical
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Author: Harlow Giles Unger
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2013
TCIN: 14553860
UPC: 9780306822650
Item Number (DPCI): 248-82-7348
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