The Resource American phoenix : John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence, Jane Hampton Cook, (ebook)

American phoenix : John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence, Jane Hampton Cook, (ebook)

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American phoenix : John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence
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American phoenix
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John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence
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Jane Hampton Cook
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eng
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John Quincy and Louisa Adams's unexpected journey that changed everything. American Phoenix is the sweeping, riveting tale of a grand historic adventure across forbidding oceans and frozen tundra-from the bustling ports and towering birches of Boston to the remote reaches of pre-Soviet Russia, from an exile in arctic St. Petersburg to resurrection and reunion among the gardens of Paris. Upon these varied landscapes this Adams and his Eve must find a way to transform their banishment into America's salvation. Author, historian, and national media commentator Jane Hampton Cook breathes life into once-obscure history, weaving a meticulously researched biographical tapestry that reads like a gripping novel. With the arc and intrigue of Shakespearean drama in a Jane Austen era, American Phoenix is a timely yet timeless addition to the recent renaissance of works on the founding Adams family, from patriarchs John and Abigail to the second-generation of John Quincy and Louisa and beyond. Cook has crafted not only a riveting narrative but also an easy-to-understand history filled with fly-on-the-wall vignettes from 1812 and its hardscrabble, freedom-hungry people. While unveiling vivid portrayals of each character-a colorful assortment of heroes and villains, patriots and pirates, rogues and rabble-rousers-she paints equally fresh, intimate portraits of both John Quincy and Louisa Adams. Cook artfully reveals John Quincy's devastation after losing the job of his dreams, battle for America's need to thrive economically, and sojourn to secure his homeland's survival as a sovereign nation. She reserves her most detailed brushstrokes for the inner struggles of Louisa, using this quietly inspirational woman's own words to amplify her fears, faith, and fortitude along a deeply personal, often heart-rending journey. Cook's close-up perspective shows how this American couple's Russian destination changed US destiny
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Midwest
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Cook, Jane Hampton
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973.5/22092
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Adams, John Quincy
  • Adams, Louisa Catherine
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Russia
  • Diplomats
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
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adult
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American phoenix : John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence, Jane Hampton Cook, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781595555427
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MWT11977588
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11977588
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American phoenix : John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American independence, Jane Hampton Cook, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595555427
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11977588
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11977588
System control number
MWT11977588
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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