John Quincy Adams
The American Presidents Series: The 6th President, 1825-1829
Publication Date: September 1, 2002
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A vivid portrait of a man whose pre- and post-presidential careers overshadowed his presidency
In the years before his presidency Adams was a shrewd and influential diplomat and later, as Secretary of State under President James Monroe, he solidified many aspects of American foreign policy, including the Monroe Doctrine. He also negotiated the Transcontinental Treaty, through which Spain acknowledged Florida to be part of the United States. After leaving office, he earned the nickname “Old Man Eloquent” for his passionate anti-slavery speeches.
Robert V. Remini is Professor Emeritus of History and the Humanities and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Called the foremost Jacksonian scholar of our time by the New York Times, he is recipient of a National Book Award. His most recent book is Andrew Jackson and His Indian Wars.
Ira Claffey has narrated or co-narrated numerous audio titles from Macmillan Audio. His work includes Rock Rats, Thomas Jefferson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Quincy Adams, Grover Cleveland, James Madison, and Theodore Roosevelt. Of Ira’s narration of Theodore Roosevelt, AudioFile magazine has said, “Ira Claffey's passionate but cultivated voice is the perfect medium in which to join two men of refinement.”