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The Resource Louisa

Louisa

Label
Louisa
Title
Louisa
Statement of responsibility
Louisa Thomas
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the British-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams, whose life had been dedicated to public service from the earliest age. And yet John Quincy fell in love with her, almost despite himself. Their often tempestuous but deeply close marriage lasted half a century. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England; they lived at royal courts, on farms, in cities, and in the White House. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman of her time. But wherever she lived, she was always pressing her nose against the glass, not quite sure whether she was looking in or out. The other members of the Adams family could take their identity for granted—they were Adamses; they were Americans—but she had to invent her own. The story of Louisa Catherine Adams is one of a woman who forged a sense of self. As the country her husband led found its place in the world, she found a voice. That voice resonates still. In this deeply felt biography, the talented journalist and historian Louisa Thomas finally gives Louisa Catherine Adams's full extraordinary life its due. An intimate portrait of a remarkable woman, a complicated marriage, and a pivotal historical moment, Louisa Thomas's biography is a masterful work from an elegant storyteller
Summary
An intimate portrait of the British-born wife of John Quincy Adams details her significantly different upbringing from her husband, their tempestuous marriage, their wide range of residences and her efforts to forge her own sense of self
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2017.
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10481644
Cataloging source
BT
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the extraordinary life of Mrs. Adams
Label
Louisa
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a2126d22-6256-4efc-907d-3c287bc28c3b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101980828
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Louisa
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a2126d22-6256-4efc-907d-3c287bc28c3b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101980828
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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