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The Resource Diaries, I, 1779-1821, John Quincy Adams ; David Waldstreicher, editor

Diaries, I, 1779-1821, John Quincy Adams ; David Waldstreicher, editor

Label
Diaries, I, 1779-1821
Title
Diaries
Title number
I
Title part
1779-1821
Statement of responsibility
John Quincy Adams ; David Waldstreicher, editor
Title variation
  • Diaries 1779-1821
  • John Quincy Adams diaries 1779-1821
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The diary of John Quincy Adams is one of the most extraordinary works in American literature. Begun in 1779 at the age of twelve and kept more or less faithfully until his death almost 70 years later, it is both an unrivaled record of historical events and personalities from the nation's founding to the antebellum era and a masterpiece of American self-portraiture, tracing the spiritual, literary, and scientific interests of an exceptionally lively mind
  • Volume I begins during the American Revolution, with Adams's first entry, as he prepares to embark on a perilous wartime voyage to Europe with his father, diplomat John Adams, and records his early impressions of Franklin and Jefferson and of Paris on the eve of revolution; it details his abbreviated but eventful years of study at Harvard and his emergence into the world of politics in his own right, as American minister to the Netherlands and to Prussia, and then as a U. S. senator from Massachusetts; and it reveals a young man at war with his passions, before finding love with the remarkable Louisa Catherine Johnson. In passages that form a kind of real-world War and Peace, the diary follows the young married couple to St. Petersburg, where as U.S. minister Adams is a witness to Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Its account of the negotiations at Ghent to end the War of 1812, where Adams leads the American delegation, is the perhaps the most detailed and dramatic picture of a diplomatic confrontation ever recorded. Volume 1 concludes with his elevation as Secretary of State under James Monroe, as he takes the fore in a fractious cabinet and emerges as the principal architect of what will become known as the Monroe Doctrine
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Summary
Published to coincide with the 250th anniversary of John Quincy Adams' birth, and based on original manuscripts, this first volume of Adams’ diary entries, a masterpiece of American self-portraiture, starts during the American Revolution and concludes with his elevation to secretary of state under President James Monroe
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10569606
Cataloging source
YDX
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1767-1848
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, John Quincy
Dewey number
973.5/5/09
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E322
  • E377
LC item number
  • .A3 2017
  • .A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Waldstreicher, David
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True
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
293
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  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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diaries 1779-1821
Label
Diaries, I, 1779-1821, John Quincy Adams ; David Waldstreicher, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1779-1793 : Europe, Harvard, Boston -- 1794-1801 : London, The Hague, Berlin -- 1802-1809 : Boston, Washington -- 1809-1814 : St. Petersburg -- 1814-1815 : Ghent, Paris -- 1815-1817 : London, Little Ealing -- 1817-1821 : Secretary of State
Control code
ocn956624206
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Reader's edition.
Extent
xiv, 727 pages
Isbn
9781598535204
Lccn
2016946089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1413767
  • (OCoLC)956624206
Label
Diaries, I, 1779-1821, John Quincy Adams ; David Waldstreicher, editor
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1779-1793 : Europe, Harvard, Boston -- 1794-1801 : London, The Hague, Berlin -- 1802-1809 : Boston, Washington -- 1809-1814 : St. Petersburg -- 1814-1815 : Ghent, Paris -- 1815-1817 : London, Little Ealing -- 1817-1821 : Secretary of State
Control code
ocn956624206
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Reader's edition.
Extent
xiv, 727 pages
Isbn
9781598535204
Lccn
2016946089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color portrait
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1413767
  • (OCoLC)956624206

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