John Quincy Adams



Nagel Probes Deeply Into The Psyche Of This Cantankerous, Misanthropic, Erudite, Hardworking Son Of A Former President Whose Remarkable Career Spanned Many Offices Minister To Holland, Russia, And England, U.S Senator, Secretary Of State, President Of The United States 1825 1829 , And, Finally, U.S Representative The Only Ex President To Serve In The House On The Basis Of A Thorough Study Of Adams Seventy Year Diary Among A Host Of Other Documents, The Author Gives Us A Richer Account Than We Have Yet Had Of JQAs Life His Passionate Marriage To Louisa Johnson, His Personal Tragedies Two Sons Lost To Alcoholism , His Brilliant Diplomacy, His Recurring Depression, His Exasperating Behavior And Shows Us Why In The End, Only Abraham Lincoln S Death Evoked A Greater Outpouring Of National Sorrow In Nineteenth Century America We Come To See How Much Adams Disliked Politics And Hoped For From Life Than High Office How He Sought Distinction In Literary And Scientific Endeavors, And Drew His Greatest Pleasure From Being A Poet, Critic, Translator, Essayist, Botanist, And Professor Of Oratory At Harvard How Tension Between The Public And Private Adams Vexed His Life And How His Frustrations Kept Him Masked And Aloof And Unpopular.John Quincy Adams

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  • Paperback
  • 466 pages
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Paul C. Nagel
  • English
  • 23 September 2017
  • 0674479408

10 thoughts on “John Quincy Adams

  1. says:

    If I were John Quincy Adams oft referred to as JQA , much of this review would likely consist of chastising myself for not having the discipline or talent to write a better review I mean, this was a guy who wasseriously full of self reproach If he didn t have an internal proclivity for finding fault in himself, it s likely that growing up the first born son of John and Abigail Adams would have steered him in that direction.The elder John Adams brought JQA who was only 14 or so at the time If I were John Quincy Adams oft referred to as JQA , much of this review would likely consist of chastising myself for not having the discipline or talent to write a better review I mean, this was a guy who wasseriously full of self reproach If he didn t have an internal proclivity for finding fault in himself, it s likely that growing up the first born son of John and Abigail Adams would have steered him in that direction.The elder John Adams brought JQA who was only 14 or so at the time across the pond with him when he had to attend to his diplomatic duties While Paul Nagel may have been a bit harsh when it came to laying blame on Abiga...

  2. says:

    Absolutely loved, loved, loved this book As far as JQA s term as president to me that was rather bland The story of his life and his success as a human being against numerous odds is what just blew me away Definitely a must read for anyone

  3. says:

    Excellent biography based on JQA s diaries of nearly seventy years , focusedon his private than public life Such an amazing man well traveled by his teen years, brilliant diplomat, Harvard graduate 2nd in his class , struggled with depression, perfectionism and trying to meet the high standards of his parents Would have preferred to be a man of letters was a professor of Oratory at Harvard and had a...

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    I was familiar with the Adams Family having read several books on JQA s famous parents I was interested in learning what type of man JQA was in his private life as well as his professional career This book did not disappoint in terms of bringing out JQA s genius, personality, talents and struggles He unquestionably blessed the United States of America with his diplomatic skills with various important treaties and his life long service All the while struggling with bouts crippling depression I was familiar with the Adams Family having read several books on JQA s famous parents I was interested in learning what type of man JQA was in his private life as well as his professional career This book did not disappoint in terms of bringing out JQA s genius, personality, talents and struggles He unquestionably blessed the United States of America with his diplomatic skills with various important treaties and his life long service All the while struggling with bouts crippling depression.It was apparent to me that author, Paul C Nagel had an extreme dislike for JQA s mother, Abigail In fact, I found it quite distracting that every time her name was mentioned, the author had a negative adjective or impression about her While I agree that she w...

  5. says:

    Paul C Nagel s John Quincy Adams A Public Life, A Private Life falls short of the expectations of what I have for a book from the Harvard University Press The work is thoroughly researched and the author is a legitimate academic expert in the field The problem lies with Nagel s decision to present a record of how John Quincy Adams viewed the events in his life rather than an analysis of his role in American history By focussing on Adam s psychological make up, Nagel is able to make a compel Paul C Nagel s John Quincy Adams A Public Life, A Private Life falls short of the expectations of what I have for a book from the Harvard University Press The work is thoroughly researched and the author is a legitimate academic expert in the field The problem lies with Nagel s decision to present a record of how John Quincy Adams viewed the events in his life rather than an analysis of his role in American history By focussing on Adam s psychological make up, Nagel is able to make a compelling case that John Quincy Adams was totally unfi...

  6. says:

    Reading this book was a pleasant surprise I had anticipated another somewhat academic, scholarly biography of JQA Instead, Nagel was scrupulous in trying to balance the personal with the professional Adams The book does not get bogged down in Adams many foreign policy accomplishments That in and of itself is a feat as Adams was a great statesman in the diplomatic realm Minister today he would be called an Ambassador to The Netherlands, Minister to Germany, Minister to Russia, Minister to Reading this book was a pleasant surprise I had anticipated another somewhat academic, scholarly biography of JQA Instead, Nagel was scrupulous in trying to balance the personal with the professional Adams The book does not get bogged down in Adams many foreign policy accomplishments That in and of itself is a feat as Adams was a great statesman in the diplomatic realm Minister today he would be called an Ambassador to The Netherlands, Minister to Germany, Minister to Russia, Minister to Great Britain, part of the peace commission to end the War of 1812, U.S Secretary of State And then he was President One of Nagel s strengths here is that he writes at length of the extremely high expectations that Adams parents, John and Abigail, had of him from the moment he was born, and how these expectations weighed him down his entire life Basically, both parents told him that if he did not attain the pinnacle of being President or a position almost ...

  7. says:

    A good biography must bethan a summary of dates and events the best would not only relate an individual s achievements, but also his motivating influences and internal conflicts Because John Quincy Adams kept a very detailed, and intimate, diary for 70 years of his life, the author had a wealth of information upon which to draw, the result being a dynamic exploration of the sixth president.Well traveled from a young age and educated in European schools, Adams found it difficult to later A good biography must bethan a summary of dates and events the best would not only relate an individual s achievements, but also his motivating influences and internal conflicts Because John Quincy Adams kept a very detailed, and intimate, diary for 70 years of his life, the author had a wealth of information upon w...

  8. says:

    This is one of those rare and wonderful biographies of a public figure that gives you deep insight into the person behind the historical personage I had always bought into the commonly held idea that JQA was a curmudgeon who didn t live up to his father s heroic example I came away from this book appreciating both his accomplishments and the emotional difficulties he faced as he lived a life where the best of the 18th and early 19th century cultural values warred within him The political hist This is one of those rare and wonderful biographies of a public figure that gives you deep insight into the person behind the historical personage I had always bought into the commonly held idea that JQA was a curmudgeon who didn t live up to his father s heroic example I came away from this book appreciating both his accomplishments and the emotional difficulties he faced as he lived a...

  9. says:

    I enjoyed this It s a very personal biography of Adams, based largely on his diaries It contains only as much historical background as is absolutely necessary to make his story intelligible.The author is fond of Adams and unabashedly defends his often maligned character He doesn t hesitate to describe Adams s weaknesses, though, and only spends a single chapter on his miserable presidency, calling it a hapless failure and best forgotten.The book includes a source list, but it doesn t have a I enjoyed this It s a very personal biography of Adams, based largely on his diaries It contains only as much historical background as is absolutely necessary to make his story intelligible.The author is fond of Adams and unabashedly defends his often maligned ch...

  10. says:

    Nagel takes the abundant writings of John Quincy Adams and pieces together the troubled yet inspirational life of the president best known for his public service before and after his uneventful time in the Executive Mansion I got to know a very different Abigail Adams, and the first President Adams, too, than the loving couple I read of in McCullough s John Adams Nagel revealed the overbearing parents, and how their influence shaped their son s lifelong low opinion of himself I was, as the au Nagel takes the abundant writings of John Quincy Adams and pieces together the troubled yet inspirational life of the president best known for his public service before and after his uneventful time in the Executive Mansion I got to know a very different Abigail Adams, and the first Presi...

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