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The Resource John Adams, John Patrick Diggins

John Adams, John Patrick Diggins

Label
John Adams
Title
John Adams
Statement of responsibility
John Patrick Diggins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps no U.S. president was less suited for the practice of politics than John Adams. A gifted philosopher who helped lead the movement for American independence from its inception, Adams was unprepared for the realities of party politics that had already begun to dominate the new country before Washington left office. Indeed, Adams and the Federalists were so effectively outmaneuvered by the Republicans that history has tended to overlook the legacy of the short, balding man from Massachusetts who led the country between Washington and Jefferson. But, as [the author] shows, Adams's contributions still resonate today. During his single term he created the Department of the Navy, rallied support for an undeclared war against France, oversaw the passage of the Alien and Sedition Act, and left a solvent Treasury. [From the author's eye,] Adams is a man whose reputation for snobbery and failure are wholly undeserved, and whose prescient modernism still holds valuable lessons for us as we strive to fulfill the Founding Fathers' vision of a fair republic and just society. He is ... the president who comes closest to Plato's ideal of a philosopher-king
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
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266954
Cataloging source
DLC
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Diggins, John P
Dewey number
  • 973.4/4/092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E322
LC item number
.D54 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
American presidents Times Books Firm
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  • Adams, John
  • Presidents
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
John Adams, John Patrick Diggins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 200 pages
Isbn
9780805069372
Lccn
2002-41392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51172445
Label
John Adams, John Patrick Diggins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 200 pages
Isbn
9780805069372
Lccn
2002-41392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51172445

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