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Further Look At John uincy AdamsJohn uincy Adams 1767 1848 theLook At John uincy AdamsJohn uincy Adams 1767 1848 the president has been receiving increased attention in recent years through histories and biographies I read Harlow Giles Unger s biography John uncy Adams as a result of a book reading trade with a Goodreads friend I had reviewed Fred Kaplan s 2015 biography John uincy Adams American Visionary while my friend Jean had read Unger s book We ach agreed to read the other s book Jean was first in fulfilling her part of the bargain Kaplan s book which Jean read is lengthy and detailed while Unger s book moves along uickly Unger has written many books on Deaths End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past early American history geared to a broad audienceThe strength of Unger s book lies in its writing His biography is lively and accessible with a good deal of particular detail and storytelling that helps the reader appreciate a freuently curmudgeonly figure and his place in his times Unger offers a flowing account of JA and the people in his life including his illustrious parents John and Abigail Adams his wife Louisa his family and the many political international andducational figures that were important in Adam s life and careerJA may have been the most intellectually gifted and highly Triton educated person to hold the presidency As Unger shows he was driven by his parents to succeed from hisarliest years and at a large คู่มือท่องกาแล็กซีฉบับนักโบก emotional cost he did From a young age Adams was a scholar of languages and literature and also had a great interest in scientific advancement He was a companion of the intellectual and politicallite from his teens Spending much of his youth in Europe JA developed a flair for diplomacy He spent many years as United States minister to Russia for Judas Tree example and was the lead American negotiator with Britain innding the War of 1812 He served for 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン NEON GENESIS EVANGELION eight years as Secretary of State under James Monroe and was instrumental in the development of the Monroe Doctrine before his highly contestedlection to the presidency By virtually all accounts his presidency was unsuccessful JA remained in public life as a Congressman from Massachusetts and pursued an independent course He attained renown for his opposition to the gag rule and to slaveryUnger stresses JA s autonomy and integrity which together with his Timescape emotional temperament and stubbornness made it difficult for him to function in the pragmatic world of party politics In addition Ungermphasizes that JA s lifelong work with intellectual and cultural Helliconia Winter elites in diplomacy andducation had given him little understanding of how. From an award winning and leading Foundi. .
To relate to ordinary Americans of his day JA s America was made of struggling farmers and tradespeople who had little use for Latin authors or for JA s fascination with astronomy and the telescope The ualities which made JA a superb diplomat at the highest levels and a scholar were not the ualities that stood him in good stead as a popular leader JA remains an xtraordinary person and as Kaplan s book mphasizes a visionary American leader who was both behind and ahead of his times Americans still have much to learn from JA and his wisdom love of country and rejection of factionIt is valuable to study important figures that one admires from a variety of perspectives Thus I A Primavera de Helliconia - 2 (Helliconia, enjoyed revisiting JA with Unger just as I had learned from Kaplan and other students of JA It was rewarding for Jean and me to share our admiration for JA by broadening our approaches and sharing booksRobin Friedman If you liked John Adams you ll love this one I cannot imagine the pressure hexperienced in childhood of having to live up to the high xpectations of his father Surviving that to become a fast rising political star to the US political zenith as president only to be viewed as inept impotent due "To An Ugly Election "an ugly lection peaking in his political career at the E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial end of his life as anffective and ultimately revered and respected member of the House of Representatives made for an amazing biography with outstanding narration Harlow Giles Unger s new biography of John uincy Adams is well written and superbly researched The book is fast paced and supremely readable while not missing any aspect of JA s life Unger seamlessly weaves the words of Adams into his narrative and Unger s always solid research augments the story that it seems like
JA Helps Tell John Uincy Adams Wrotehelps tell John uincy Adams wrote a diary daily from age 10 to death this along with the massive correspondence between JA and his parents John and Abigail Adams together with the massive amount of reports JA submitted during his career Unger put it all together into a fascinating biography There is so much information in this book it is hard to Annual Report of the Public Works Department for the Year Ending December 31, 1958 even highlight the informationJohn and Abigail Adams saw to theducation of their first born son and by the time he was ten years old he was fluent in Latin and Greek He was already well read in Shakespeare and other leading literature of his day He accompanied his father to Europe when he was 12 years old and spent his teenage years in Europe meeting all the key political military authors philosophers people of the day He became fluent in Greek Latin English French Dutch Russian German Spanish and Italian and learned some Swedish JA attended Leiden University in the Netherlands and when he returned to Boston he went to Harvard He read the law with a prominent Boston attorney and was admitted to the Bar JA was American Ambassador to six European countries negotiated the peace treaty that The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons ended the War of 1812 Servedight years as Secretary of State ngineered the annexation of Florida and wrote the core provision of the Monroe Doctrine warning European s never again to try to colonize the Western World He also wrote the Constitution of Massachusetts John uin. Ng Fathers historian a biography of a to. ,
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Cy Adams is considered by scholars to be the best diplomat this country has had to dateAs an attorney JA defended the African prisoners of the Spanish slave ship Amistad JA argued they had been kidnapped and had a legal right to defend themselves and attempt to scape from their kidnappers Adams successfully defended the case before the Supreme Court The only unsuccessful period in the long history of JA was his presidency I had learned in school it was because he was unable to relate to the people because he was too ducated Unger points out that JA angered Andrew Jackson because he though Adams cheated him out of the presidency Jackson created a new political party called Democrats or Jacksonian Democrats Unger shows how they deliberately shut the government "down so Adams was unable to have bills passed or appointments "so Adams was unable to have bills passed or appointments The only major accomplishment was he almost cleared the federal debtJA is the only former President that went on to serve in Congress JA belonged to no political party He served 16 years as the Senator from Massachusetts When in Congress JA defended Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase in his impeachment trial Chase was accused of sedition and treason high crimes and misdemeanors Adams argued that the charges brought against Chase were indictable criminal acts not political statements He said This is a party prosecution Adams defense
#of chase proved #Chase proved arliest significant defense of the first amendment John uincy obtained an acuittal of Chase and prevented an American President Jefferson from criminalizing political dissent JA nsured the founding of the Smithsonian Institution from an ndowment from a British Lord He protected the principal and the institution can use the interest He spurred the construction of a net work of astronomical observatories across the nation Adams risked death by championing abolition and Handy Dandy emancipation as a congressmanJohn uince Adams married Louisa Catherine Johnson the daughter of an American diplomatmerchant and an English mother She was born in London They were married at the church of All Hallows by the tower in London Louisa is the only first lady not to be born in the United States In 1878 John uincy Adam s youngest son Charles Frances Adams built the first memorial presidential library in the US to honor his father The library is located in uincy MaOn the personal side I noted JA suffered from bouts of depression throughout his life Louisa had many miscarriages and suffered from migraine headaches I noted she had bouts of depression starting when they lived in the White House Apparently alcoholism ran in the family from Abigail s side of the family JA brother s died of it as did one of his sons One son read the law with Daniel Webster One of the things I observed in the book was both John and Louisa were prodigious readers and preferred to stay home and read I noticed Unger pointed out that reading was considered a method ofducation in those days I found this to be a most Cyborg (Six Million Dollar Man enjoyable book I learned so much from it about Adams his family and general history of the time Unger is a noted historian and anxcellent writer Johnny Heller did a good job narrating the book. Wering figure in America's formative yea.