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Review of "John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life" by Paul Nagel

John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life” by Paul Nagel was published in 1997 and represents the first significant biography of JQA following Marie Hecht’s 1972 biography. 107 more words


The Best Biographies of John Quincy Adams

In every respect, John Quincy Adams’s life was made for a great novel, or movie…or even a good biography.  At age ten, John Quincy had his first opportunity to travel to Europe with his father (a diplomat in Paris) and begin a youth filled with foreign affairs, multiple languages and new customs.  946 more words


Introducing...John Quincy Adams

I first “met” John Quincy Adams as a precocious youngster traveling the world with his father, John Adams, who early in his own public life was a diplomat in Paris, Amsterdam and London.   545 more words


Malian Musicians Defend Culture

As Jane once observed, Suzanne’s Mom’s blog likes making connections between random unconnected matters.

This entry makes at least three connections, starting with a Malian colleague at work and ending with a biographer friend who was mentioned in a murder mystery. 350 more words

Ministry of Reshelving

A while back I wrote about stealth — in particular about a sculptor of paper dragons leaving works of art in libraries around the UK. I also mentioned a few of my own stealth projects. 204 more words

Paul Nagel, cont'd

I blogged in May about the late Paul Nagel, the great biographer of the John Adams family and a friend from the years my husband and I spent in Minneapolis. 167 more words