Psychobiography: On John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was the last of his kind — a Puritan from the age of the Founders who despised party and compromise, yet dedicated himself to politics and government — and literally died in office, in the midst of a passionate debate.

A brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, he was a frustrated president at a historic turning point in American politics. Dr. Gail Saltz talks with scholar and journalist James Traub, author of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, to uncover the life and morals of a diplomat and president whose ideas remain with us today.











When: Mon., Dec. 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $25
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John Quincy Adams was the last of his kind — a Puritan from the age of the Founders who despised party and compromise, yet dedicated himself to politics and government — and literally died in office, in the midst of a passionate debate.

A brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, he was a frustrated president at a historic turning point in American politics. Dr. Gail Saltz talks with scholar and journalist James Traub, author of John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit, to uncover the life and morals of a diplomat and president whose ideas remain with us today.

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