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First Son and President: A Story about John Quincy Adams
While John Quincy Adams followed in his father's footsteps to the presidency, many of his ideas were ahead of their time. He also served as an international diplomat, a respected statesman, and the lawyer who successfully defended the African slaves from the Amistad in front of the Supreme Court.
Library Binding, 64 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Millbrook Press
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In the author’s challenge to cram a lot of information into only 64 pages, the writing quality sometimes descends into a fast paced catalog of where John Quincy went and when and what he learned while there, and the offices he held from student to ambassador to secretary of state to president to representative. Details about his exciting and dangerous first voyage on the ship Boston to Paris, France and a menu of the celebratory dinner after John Quincy’s graduation from Harvard round out the na ...more
BEVERLY GHERMAN has previously written children's biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes de Mille, Sandra Day O'Connor, E.B. White, Wilhelm Röntgen, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Norman Rockwell. She lives in San Francisco, California.More about Beverly Gherman...