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Book Review of Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic by Charles N. Edel
Historical Journal of Massachusetts
  • Dinah Mayo-Bobee, East Tennessee State University
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Description

Charles N. Edel, a professor at the US Naval War College, demonstrates why John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) remains one of the most fascinating figures in US history. Although interpreting Adams's political actions through the lens of nationalism is not unusual, Edel's biography manages to provide a fresh look at Adams as secretary of state (1817-1825), president (1825- 1829), and Massachusetts representative in the US Congress (1831-1848).

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© Westfield State University. This document was published with permission from the journal. It was originally published in the Historical Journal of Massachusetts.

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Dinah Mayo-Bobee. "Book Review of Nation Builder: John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic by Charles N. Edel" Historical Journal of Massachusetts Vol. 44 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 176 ISSN: 0276-8313
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dinah-mayo-bobee/6/