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Author Levin, Phyllis Lee.

Title The remarkable education of John Quincy Adams / Phyllis Lee Levin.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  973.55092 ADA    AVAILABLE
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Description 524 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A legacy more valuable than gold or silver -- A great deal of room for me to grow better -- Some compensation for me not being with my friends at Braintree -- A journal -- Almost at the world's end -- Promise to produce a worthy character -- A son who is the greatest traveller of his age -- And of a sister who fulfills my most sanguine expectations -- To have a degree at Harvard -- Your ever affectionate brother -- Your ever affectionate brother -- Study is my mistress -- While a student in the office of Theophilus Parsons Newburyport -- Exposed to the perils of sentiment -- I am on the bridge between wisdom and folly -- And I, too, am a scribbler -- The times change and we change with them -- The magnitude of the trust and my own incompetency -- The usual mixture between sweet and bitter -- The age of innocence and thoughtlessness -- Prudence is a sorry matchmaker -- Oh my Louisa! -- For the friend of your life -- Wise and in the best interests of the country -- To turn weariness itself into pleasure -- A painful retrospective -- With no small difficulty -- Another feather against a whirlwind -- Like a fish out of water -- Apostasy -- In honorable diplomatic exile.
Summary An assessment of the sixth American president's international life and complicated marriage considers his talents as a linguist and diplomat, citing his achievements during the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Age.
Subject Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848.
Presidents -- Biography.
Presidents -- Education.
ISBN 9781137279620
1137279621
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