John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

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“Kaplan has produced a full-length narrative of this remarkable life, rendered in lucid and loving prose. . . . Kaplan rightly portrays Adams as a man ahead of his time. . . . A valuable book about an important American figure.” ( Robert W. Merry, The New York Times Book Review)

“An engaging, well-crafted, and deeply researched biography that puts particular emphasis on John Quincy’s rich life of the mind.” ( Susan Dunn, The New York Review of Books)

“In undertaking John Quincy Adams, Fred Kaplan. . . clearly is trying to do for the son what David McCullough did for the father. . . . It was a notable life, marked now by a notable biography.” ( The Boston Globe)

John Quincy Adams should be required reading inside the Beltway. . . . Kaplan has penned a richly detailed canticle to his subject. . . . Kaplan’s narrative is both riveting and brimming with telling details.” ( The Christian Science Monitor)

“Well-researched and well-written. . . . An admiring and admirable account.” ( The Wall Street Journal)

“Insightful and engrossing. . . . As Kaplan makes plain in his own clear and finely chiseled prose, John Quincy Adams was, at his core, a writer. . . . A fine biography.” ( Annette Gordon-Reed, The American Scholar)

“An exemplary portrait. . . . Kaplan is accomplished at the art of biography.” ( Louis P. Masur, The Los Angeles Review of Books)

“Beautifully researched and written. . . . Biography fans, don’t miss this one.” ( The Washingtonian, Best Books of the Month)

“As well-written, comprehensive, and satisfying account of Adams’s personal life and career as we have seen in print.” ( The Washington Times)

“There is much to praise in this extensively researched book, which is certainly one of the finest biographies of a sadly underrated man. . . . These are the marks of a master historian and biographer.” ( Carol Berkin, The Washington Post)

About the Author:

Fred Kaplan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications. His biography of Thomas Carlyle was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Boothbay, Maine.

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