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Louisa Catherine

The Other Mrs. Adams
by Margery M. Heffron
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416 pp.
Size: 5.75 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9780300212563
TB Code: 1805450
Availability: 15 in stock

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, wife and political partner of John Quincy Adams, became one of the most widely known women in America when her husband assumed office as sixth president in 1825. Shrewd, intellectual, and articulate, she was close to the center of American power over many decades, and extensive archives reveal her as an unparalleled observer of the politics, personalities, and issues of her day. Louisa left behind a trove of journals, essays, letters, and other writings, yet no biographer has mined these riches until now. Margery Heffron brings Louisa out of the shadows at last to offer the first full and nuanced portrait of an extraordinary first lady.