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Harlow Giles Unger -- John Quincy Adams -- Gables
He fought for Washington, served with Lincoln,
witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of
the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the
annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the
African captives of The Amistad. He
served his nation as minister to six countries, secretary of state, senator,
congressman, and president. John Quincy Adams was all of these things and more.
Quincy Adams (Da Capo, $27.50) , awardinning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals Quincy Adams as a towering figure in the
nation’s formative years and one of the most courageous figures in American
history, which is why he ranked first in John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer
Prize–winning Profiles in Courage. A
magisterial biography and a sweeping panorama of American history from the
Washington to Lincoln eras, Unger’s follows one of America’s most important yet
least-known figures. 8pm