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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams

The American Presidents Series: The 6th President, 1825-1829

The American Presidents

Robert V. Remini; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor; Read by Ira Claffey

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03/01/2003

ISBN: 9781593970024

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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.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Robert V. Remini's biography John Quincy Adams, part of The American Presidents Series. Chosen 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.

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“A sharp and haunting portrait of a brilliant statesman's darker side.” —Kirkus on Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars

“This superbly written work by a great historian will offend many, but it must not be ignored.” —Booklist (starred review) on Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars

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Robert V. Remini; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor; Read by Ira Claffey

Robert V. Remini is Professor Emeritus of History and the Humanities and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Called the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time by the New York Times, he is recipient of a National Book Award. His recent books include Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars.

Ira Claffey has narrated or co-narrated numerous audio titles from Macmillan Audio. His work includes Rock Rats, Thomas Jefferson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Quincy Adams, Grover Cleveland, James Madison, and Theodore Roosevelt. Of Ira's narration of Theodore Roosevelt, AudioFile magazine has said, "Ira Claffey's passionate but cultivated voice is the perfect medium in which to join two men of refinement."

Robert V. Remini

Robert V. Remini

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