Search Results: "John Joseph Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN ADAMS by John Patrick Diggins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2003

"Readers of McCullough will find little new factual information here, but the solid interpretation of events will interest students of the presidency and the early republic."
A brief life of the post-revolutionary president who liked nothing better than to be left alone. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite the whopping length, there's not a wasted word in this superb, swiftly moving narrative, which brings new and overdue honor to a Founding Father."
A great, troubled, and, it seems, overlooked president receives his due from the Pulitzer-winning historian/biographer McCullough (Truman, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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JOHN ADAMS by James Grant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A well-researched complement to McCullough's somewhat more accessible life: of much interest to students of the early Republic and the revolutionary era."
An agile life of Adams, "the unbeloved ‘president by three votes.' " Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by James Traub
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 22, 2016

"An impassioned biography of 'a coherent and consistent thinker who adhered to his core political convictions across his decades of public service.'"
The life of an early American statesman and president who served as the young nation's strenuous conscience. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A fine examination of a life, well deserving a place alongside David McCullough's study of Adams père."
A neglected president receives his due as a statesman and practical politician. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"One real drawback as a piece of nonfiction for children is that the bibliography, while extensive, includes no titles for young readers. (chronology, bibliography, Web sites, acknowledgments for archival illustrations, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
As the subtitle indicates, this dual biography focuses on the remarkable marriage of one of the nation's founders and his publicly silent but privately very vocal wife. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Paul C. Nagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 1997

"A finely detailed portrait of a wrongly neglected American statesman who was not a great president, but who was a great hero. (16 pages photos, not seen)"
A groundbreaking work on one of America's undeservedly neglected great figures that draws on John Quincy Adams's voluminous diaries. Read full book review >

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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"A lofty work that may propel readers back to Quincy Adams' own ardent writings."
In this elegant study, Kaplan (Emeritus, English/Queens Coll.; Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, 2008, etc.) portrays our sixth president as a deeply literary man, devout husband, orator, diplomat and teacher who had grand plans for the country's future, including the building of national infrastructure and the abolition of slavery. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONARY JOHN ADAMS by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The solid information and lively format will make this a boon to report writers and a must for library collections, but the skimpy bibliography will not be useful to young researchers. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In her signature style, Harness (Remember the Ladies, 2001, etc.) joins the contemporary effort to bring John Adams to his rightful place in history. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE EDUCATION OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS by Phyllis Lee Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"An intimate, richly detailed portrait of a powerful political figure."
The formative experiences that shaped a political mind. Read full book review >