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The diary of John Quincy Adams is one of the most extraordinary works in American literature. Begun in 1779 at the age of twelve, kept more or less faithfully until his death almost 70 years later, and totaling some fifteen thousand closely-written manuscript pages, it is an unrivaled record of historical events and personalities from the nation’s founding to the antebellu ...more
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Published June 20th 2017 by Library of America
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John Quincy Adams In The Library Of America: 1779 -- 1821

For many years I have been interested in American history and have been particularly fascinated by John Quincy Adams. (1767 -- 1848) I have read biographies of Adams and histories of his era. I was gratified that the Library of America has published a two-volume set of entries from the diary that Adams kept assiduously for most of his life. The LOA published the set to coincide with the 250 anniversary of Adams' birth, and it also kindly s
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John Quincy Adams was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). His party affiliations were Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig. John Quincy Adams was the son of the second United States President John Adams and Abigail Adams. He is most famous as a diplomat involved in many internationa ...more