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2008 Books Read

… in the order in which I finished them, understanding that very often I read many books at the same time. I count re-read books, by the way. I’ll include links to any posts or book excerpts I might have … Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams

An event I would LOVE to attend. His travels through Russia as, basically, a teenager, at first – and then later as a young man – have always fascinated me. Also: it’s awesome because he kept a journal, and wrote … Continue reading

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Presidents: “How unpardonable”

Abigail Adams – wife of a President, and mother of a President, wrote the following letter to John Quincy Adams, during his first semester at Harvard: If you are conscious to yourself that you possess more knowledge upon some subject … Continue reading

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Abigail Adams: “How unpardonable”

Abigail Adams – wife of a President, and mother of a President, wrote the following letter to John Quincy Adams, during his first semester at Harvard: If you are conscious to yourself that you possess more knowledge upon some subject … Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams: “have not yet established any infallible criterion of orthodoxy, either in church or state”

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, in a public letter addressed to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson had made mention of Edmund Burke’s book Reflections on the Revolution in France , and had endorsed it as the answer to “the political heresies that have sprung … Continue reading

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John Quincy Adams: “political heresies”

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, in a public letter addressed to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson had made mention of Edmund Burke’s book Reflections on the Revolution in France , and had endorsed it as the answer to “the political heresies that have sprung … Continue reading

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Abigail Adams to John Quincy Adams, 1786

ABIGAIL ADAMS, in a cautionary letter to her genius future-president son, John Quincy Adams, 1786, during his first semester at Harvard. Abigail had heard through the grapevine that her son could be “a little too decisive and tenacious” in his … Continue reading

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