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John Quincy Adams

Remini, Robert V.

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ISBN 10: 0805069399 / ISBN 13: 9780805069396
Published by Times Books, New York, 2002
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172 pages. Frontis illus., notes, milestones, bibliography, index, slight wear and soiling to DJ. Robert Vincent Remini (July 17, 1921 - March 28, 2013) was an American historian and a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He wrote numerous works about President Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian Era. For the third volume of Andrew Jackson, subtitled The Course of American Democracy, 1833-1845, he won the 1984 U.S. National Book Award for Nonfiction. He also wrote biographies of Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Joseph Smith and Daniel Webster. On April 28, 2005, Remini was appointed the Historian of the United States House of Representatives, a post he held until 2010. Earlier, Remini had been asked by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington to write a Congressional history, The House, which was published in 2006. He retired in 2010. Part of The American Presidents series, general editor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. A dedicated expansionist and defender of human rights, John Quincy Adams was the first president to advance a wide-ranging program of national development by which the United States could ultimately achieve world power and increase the happiness and prosperity of the American people. After serving one presidential term, Adams served nine consecutive terms in the House of Representatives, earning the nickname "Old Man Eloquent" for his passionate antislavery oratory. Chosen president by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government. Historian Robert V. Remini recounts how in the years before his presidency Adams was a shrewd, influential diplomat, and later, as a dynamic secretary of state under President James Monroe, he solidified many basic aspects of American foreign policy, including the Monroe Doctrine. Undoubtedly his greatest triumph was the negotiation of the Transcontinental Treaty, through which Spain acknowledged Florida to be part of the United States. Bookseller Inventory # 55461

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Title: John Quincy Adams

Publisher: Times Books, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency.

Chosen president by the House of Representatives after an inconclusive election against Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams often failed to mesh with the ethos of his era, pushing unsuccessfully for a strong, consolidated national government. Historian Robert V. Remini recounts how in the years before his presidency Adams was a shrewd, influential diplomat, and later, as a dynamic secretary of state under President James Monroe, he solidified many basic aspects of American foreign policy, including the Monroe Doctrine.

Undoubtedly his greatest triumph was the negotiation of the Transcontinental Treaty, through which Spain acknowledged Florida to be part of the United States. After his term in office, he earned the nickname "Old Man Eloquent" for his passionate antislavery speeches.

About the Author:

Robert V. Remini was professor emeritus of history and the humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Called the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time by The New York Times, he was the recipient of a National Book Award.

Series editor, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., is the preeminent historian of our time. For more than half a century, he has been a cornerstone figure in the intellectual life of the nation and a fixture on the political scene. He served as a special assistant to John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes for The Age of Jackson and A Thousand Days; and in 1998 received the National Humanities Medal. he published the first volume of his autobiography, A Life in the Twentieth Century, in 2000.

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