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John quincy adams American Visionary

by Kaplan, Fred.

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Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history--a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and live... Full description

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Summary: Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history--a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation. In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams--the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams--and persuasively demonstrates how Adams's inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America. Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adams's evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the White House and beyond. He examines Adams's myriad sides: the public and private...
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ISBN: 9780062199324
Author Notes: Fred Kaplan teaches at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is the editor of The Essential Gore Vidal and the author of the biographies Henry James, Dickens, and Thomas Carlyle, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Kaplan lives in Brooklyn, New York.

(Publisher Provided) Fred Kaplan (born 1937) is distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Kaplan grew up in the Bronx and attended Lafayette High School and Brooklyn College. He is the author of several biographies, including his book Thomas Carlyle which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2015, his biography of John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, became listed on the New York Times bestseller list.

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