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Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress (Hardback)

"Informed by the raucous spirit of the Jackson era, Mr. Adams's Last Crusade renders a witty and insightful portrait of a man who placed his country above politics." — Dust Jacket

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Condition

GOOD: The book’s spine is in excellent condition; however, the bottom outside corners are bent slightly and this condition is reflected in some of the book’s pages dust jacket as well. This bending does not interfere with the usability of the book and is hardly noticeable. The pages are clear of marks; however, there is a remainder mark on the bottom edge (see photo).

Description

Former US President John Quincy Adams began a new career at the age of 63 after his single-term presidency: He served for 17 years in the US House of Representatives.

From the dust jacket: “He became Congress’s most acerbic and influential critic of slavery as well as a tireless proponent for human freedoms and First Amendment rights. From his fierce defense of the right to petition against Congress’s ‘Gag Rule’ squelching all discussion of slavery, to his advocacy for the Africans of the Amistad, Adams was driven by duty, patriotism, and a refined moral sense to give voice to the voiceless at the opening of America’s Industrial Age. This remarkable congressional career, particularly his championing of the abolitionist cause, utterly transformed him, the public’s perception of him, and his legacy. When he died at the age of eighty at his post of duty in the U.S. Capitol, Adams was revered as the iconic link to the Revolutionary Age.”

The book has a black and white photo gallery at its center.

Details

SKU:
1371
Genre/Subject:
Biography
Author:
Wheelan, Joseph
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publish Date:
2008 (First Edition)
Format:
Hardback with Dust Jacket
Weight (pounds):
1.42
Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
6.5″x9.5″x1″
ISBN-13:
9780786720125
ISBN-10:
0786720123
Collection:
Young Adult

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