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.
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- 466 pages
- John Quincy Adams
- Paul C. Nagel
- 20 May 2017 Paul C. Nagel