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John Quincy Adams

Head of State, Diplomat (11-Jul-1767 — 23-Feb-1848)


Charles Francis Adams (editor). Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, Comprising Portions of His Diary From 1795 to 1848. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. 1874-77. (12 vols.)

Charles Francis Adams (editor). Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams: During the Revolution. New York: Hurd and Houghton. 1876. 424pp.

Samuel Flagg Bemis. John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1949. 588pp.

Samuel Flagg Bemis. John Quincy Adams and the Union. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1956. 546pp.

Dorothie Bobbé. Mr. & Mrs. John Quincy Adams: An Adventure in Patriotism. New York: Minton, Balch & Company. 1930. 308pp.

Bennett Champ Clark. John Quincy Adams: "Old Man Eloquent". Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1932. 437pp.

Robert A. East. John Quincy Adams: The Critical Years, 1785-1794. New York: Bookman Associates. 1962. 252pp.

Mary W. M. Hargreaves. The Presidency of John Quincy Adams. University Press of Kansas. 1985. 398pp.

Marie B. Hecht. John Quincy Adams: A Personal History of an Independent Man. Macmillan. 1972. 682pp.

Walter LaFeber (editor). John Quincy Adams and American Continental Empire: Letters, Papers and Speeches. Chicago: Quadrangle Books. 1965. 157pp.

James E. Lewis, Jr.. John Quincy Adams: Policymaker for the Union. Rowman & Littlefield. 2001. 164pp.

George A. Lipsky. John Quincy Adams: His Theory and Ideas. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1950. 347pp.

Milton Lomask. John Quincy Adams: Son of the American Revolution. Ariel Books. 1965. 147pp.

William Lee Miller. Arguing About Slavery: John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the United States Congress. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1996. 577pp.

John T. Morse, Jr.. John Quincy Adams. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin. 1898. 331pp.

Paul C. Nagel. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1997. 432pp.

Lynn Hudson Parsons. John Quincy Adams. Rowman & Littlefield. 272pp..

Josiah Quincy. Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1858. 429pp.

Robert V. Remini. John Quincy Adams. New York: Macmillan. 2002. 172pp.

Leonard L. Richards. The Life and Times of Congressman John Quincy Adams. Oxford University Press. 1986. 245pp.

Greg Russell. John Quincy Adams and the Public Virtues of Diplomacy. University of Missouri Press. 1995. 295pp.

William Henry Seward. Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States. Auburn: Derby, Miller and Company. 1849. 404pp.

Frank Shuffelton (editor). The Letters of John and Abigail Adams. Penguin. 2004. 473pp.

William Earl Weeks. John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire. University Press of Kentucky. 1992. 238pp.

Gary V. Wood. Heir to the Fathers: John Quincy Adams and the Spirit of Constitutional Government. Lexington Books. 2004. 249pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Congressional Biography [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.14)

  8. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.4)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.10)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.10)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.4)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.8)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.8)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.5)

  15. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.6)

  16. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.6)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.3)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.165)

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