William Lee Miller


Born
in Bloomington, Indiana, The United States
April 21, 1926

Died
May 27, 2012

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William Lee Miller is Scholar in Ethics and Institutions at the Miller Center. From 1992 until his retirement in 1999, Mr. Miller was Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought and Director of the Program in Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia. He was professor of religious studies from 1982 to 1999, and chaired the Department of Rhetoric and Communication Studies from 1982 to 1990.

Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he taught political science and religious studies at Indiana University, where he was also the founding director of the Poynter Center on American Institutions, and at Yale University and at Smith College.

During the 1960s, he served for six years as a member of Board of Alderm
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John Quincy Adams

This poll will examine the choices for the John Quincy Adams reading selection which will be the next President covered in the Presidential Series. The order for the Presidents selected was determined by the group membership.

This selection will begin January 9, 2012 and will continue for three - four months - depending upon the length of the selection. The Bill Clinton selection will take a long time so rather than begin this selection around Christmas or other important religious or family holidays, we are waiting until January 9, 2012 to begin the John Quincy Adams selection.

This discussion will be led by Bryan. Bryan has an extraordinary background and will be a great moderator to lead this discussion. He has assumed the responsibilities for the Presidential Series reads and will be leading these book discussions.

We have added all of the books nominated on the John Quincy Adams thread and a few others. However, if you do not see your favorite book on this list; then just comment or pop me a note and I will immediately add it to this poll.

You can always change your vote at any time; so nothing is lost. Some of the John Quincy Adams's books deal with only a certain period of his life, some may be multi-volume (if that is ever the case - I always add both separately), some deal with other topics too; some are all encompassing, others deal with specific events in Quincy Adam's life or presidency and others are by the man, himself and some may be about other relationships or focused on specific issues during his life or presidency.

Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

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Note: Be careful when making your selection: a great many of these books have the same title (John Quincy Adams) so be careful to make the right choice.

John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life by Paul C. Nagel

John Quincy Adams A Public Life, a Private Life by Paul C. NagelPaul C. Nagel
 
  25 votes, 28.4%

Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress by Joseph Wheelan

Mr. Adams's Last Crusade John Quincy Adams's Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life in Congress by Joseph Wheelan by Joseph Wheelan
 
  14 votes, 15.9%

John Quincy Adams (The American Presidents Series) by Robert V. Remini

John Quincy Adams (The American Presidents, #6) by Robert V. Remini by Robert V. Remini
 
  10 votes, 11.4%

John Quincy Adams: A Personal History of an Independent Man by Marie B. Hecht

John Quincy Adams A Personal History of an Independent Man (Signature Ser.)) by Marie B. Hecht by Marie B. Hecht
 
  8 votes, 9.1%

The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America's Greatest Museum: The Smithsonian by Nina Burleigh

The Stranger and the Statesman James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America's Greatest Museum The Smithsonian by Nina Burleigh by Nina Burleigh
 
  7 votes, 8.0%

Memoirs of John Quincy Adams: Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848. Volume I by John Quincy Adams

Memoirs of John Quincy Adams Comprising Portions of His Diary from 1795 to 1848. Volume 1 by John Quincy Adams John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
 
  7 votes, 8.0%

The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 (Pivotal Moments in American History by Lynn Hudson Parsons

The Birth of Modern Politics Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Lynn Hudson Parsons by Lynn Hudson Parsons
 
  5 votes, 5.7%

John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire by William Earl Weeks

John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire by William Earl Weeks by William Earl Weeks
 
  4 votes, 4.5%

The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams by Leonard L. Richards

The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams by Leonard L. Richards by Leonard L. Richards
 
  2 votes, 2.3%

John Quincy Adams and the Public Virtues of Diplomacy by Greg Russell

John Quincy Adams and the Public Virtues of Diplomacy by Greg Russell by Greg Russell
 
  2 votes, 2.3%

Vindicating Andrew Jackson: The 1828 Election and the Rise of the Two-Party System by Donald B. Cole

Vindicating Andrew Jackson The 1828 Election and the Rise of the Two-Party System (American Presidential Elections) by Donald B. Cole by Donald B. Cole
 
  2 votes, 2.3%

Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States by William Lee Miller

Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress by William Lee Miller by William Lee MillerWilliam Lee Miller
 
  1 vote, 1.1%

Descent from Glory by Paul C. Nagel

Descent from Glory Four Generations of the John Adams Family by Paul C. Nagel by Paul C. Nagel
 
  1 vote, 1.1%

John Quincy Adams by Lynn Hudson Parsons

John Quincy Adams by Lynn Hudson Parsons by Lynn Hudson Parsons
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy by Samuel Flagg Bemis

John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy by Samuel Flagg Bemis

Note: There is no bookcover available.
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Presidency of John Quincy Adams by Mary W. M. Hargreaves

The Presidency of John Quincy Adams by Mary W. M. Hargreaves by Mary W. M. Hargreaves
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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