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John Quincy Adams

American Statesmen Series

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Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,810 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,196
Added to site: 2006.12.27
mnybks.net#: 15649
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g, this immense work ranks among the half-dozen longest diaries to be found in any library, and it is unquestionably by far the most valuable. Henceforth we are to travel along its broad route to the end; we shall see in it both the great and the small among public men halting onward in a way very different from that in which they march along the stately pages of the historian, and we shall find many side-lights, by no means colorless, thrown upon the persons and events of the procession. The persistence, fulness, and faithfulness with which it was kept throughout so busy a life are marvellous, but are also highly characteristic of the most persevering and industrious of men. (p. 009) That it has been preserved is cause not only for thankfulness but for some surprise also. For if its contents had been known, it is certain that all the public men of nearly two generations who figure in it would have combined into one vast and irresistible conspiracy to obtain and destroy it. There was always a superfluity of g

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.04.18
David Scranton
*****

The English Language used in this book has been, in most part, lost from our century.. you must read this book to see what our language can and should be..J.Q. Adams life story is a guide, a place to strive for in our own pursuits.


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