The Lost Founding Father

John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
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Product Number: C04910
Released: Nov 06, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501969591
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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Why has John Quincy Adams been largely written out of American history when he is, in fact, our lost Founding Father? Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as hyper-intellectual. Viciously assailed by Jackson and his populist mobs for being both slippery and effete, Adams nevertheless recovered from the malodorous 1828 presidential election to lead the nation as a lonely Massachusetts congressman in the fight against slavery. Now, award-winning historian William J. Cooper insightfully demonstrates that Adams should be considered our lost Founding Father, his moral and political vision the final link to the great visionaries who created our nation. With his heroic arguments in the Amistad trial forever memorialized, a fearless Adams stood strong against the Jacksonian tide, the Gag Rule, and the expansion of slavery that would send the nation hurtling into war. This game-changing biography reveals Adams to be one of the most battered but courageous and inspirational politicians in American history.

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Author(s): William J. Cooper
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Author(s): William J. Cooper
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"Richard Poe's straightforward narration of this fresh new look at John Quincy Adams will resonate with history enthusiasts. Listeners can hear the excitement of solving an age-old mystery hinted at by the author throughout. By the end of the audiobook, listeners realize that one of history's most unexceptional presidents was, in fact, one of the more groundbreaking. Poe's strength is found in the interest he takes in his subject, which makes this biography a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. Each new chapter unearths a different facet to be appreciated. Sit back and enjoy as Cooper's academic scholarship reveals new facets of one of our Founding Fathers. T.D. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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