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

 

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Quincy was a man conflicted between the desire for a contemplative intellectual life and the rough-and-tumble world of politics. He never reconciled the two,  and a result was often unhappy.

This book was a bit of a snooze. As a man of words not action, his life just wasn’t that interesting.

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