The Resource John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger

John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger

Label
John Quincy Adams
Title
John Quincy Adams
Statement of responsibility
Harlow Giles Unger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 biography, the author 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 book Profiles in Courage. This biography and sweeping panorama of American history from the Washington to Lincoln eras, follows one of America's most important yet least-known figures
Summary
Examines the role of the sixth U.S. president in helping form the nation, from negotiating the end of the War of 1812 to winning the Supreme Court case that freed the Amistad's African captives
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10144333
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unger, Harlow G.
Dewey number
  • 973.5/5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E377
LC item number
.U57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index
Contents
A first son for a founding father -- The seeds of statesmanship -- The land of lovely dames -- "He grows...very fat" -- Never was a father more satisfied -- A free, independent, and powerful nation -- A profile in courage -- Diplomatic exile -- Restoring peace to the world -- Stepladder to the presidency -- The great and foul stain -- The end of the beginning -- A new beginning -- Freedom is the prize
Control code
ocn778420557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 364 p.
Isbn
9780306821295
Lccn
2012009399
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)778420557
Label
John Quincy Adams, Harlow Giles Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-348) and index
Contents
A first son for a founding father -- The seeds of statesmanship -- The land of lovely dames -- "He grows...very fat" -- Never was a father more satisfied -- A free, independent, and powerful nation -- A profile in courage -- Diplomatic exile -- Restoring peace to the world -- Stepladder to the presidency -- The great and foul stain -- The end of the beginning -- A new beginning -- Freedom is the prize
Control code
ocn778420557
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 364 p.
Isbn
9780306821295
Lccn
2012009399
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)778420557

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