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American Phoenix

American Phoenix
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    ISBN: 9781595555410
    Author: Jane Hampton Cook
    Format: Hardcover
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    Size: 6¼ X 9½
    Total Pages: 502
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    John Quincy and Louisa Adams's

    unexpected journey that changed everything

    American Phoenix is the sweeping, riveting tale of a grand historic adventure across forbidding oceans and frozen tundra—from the bustling ports and towering birches of Boston to the remote reaches of pre-Soviet Russia, from an exile in arctic St. Petersburg to resurrection and reunion among the gardens of Paris. Upon these varied landscapes this Adams and his Eve must find a way to transform their banishment into America's salvation.

    Author, historian, and national media commentator Jane Hampton Cook breathes life into once obscure history, weaving a meticulously researched biographical tapestry that reads like a gripping novel. With the arc and intrigue of Shakespearean drama in a Jane Austen era, American Phoenix is a timely yet timeless addition to the recent renaissance of works on the founding Adams family.

    Cook has crafted not only a riveting narrative but also an easy-to-understand history filled with fly-on-the-wall vignettes from 1812 and its hardscrabble, freedom-hungry people. While unveiling vivid portrayals of each character—a colorful assortment of heroes and villains, patriots and pirates, rogues and rabble-rousers—she paints equally fresh, intimate portraits of both John Quincy and Louisa Adams. Cook's close-up perspective shows how this American couple's Russian destination changed US destiny.