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Louisa Catherine:The Other Mrs. Adams by [Heffron, Margery M.]
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“Cultured, erudite, and passionate, Louisa Catherine Adams had a long and fascinating life as wife to John Quincy Adams on the road to the presidency, and that life at long last has a superb biography. . . . Heffron is a spirited, elegant writer, and although she assesses her evidence with an impartial squint, she’s unabashedly partisan as well.”—Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly
(Steve Donoghue Open Letters Monthly 2014-04-05)

Heffron’s “agreeably written biography” “allow[s] Louisa to emerge as a subject herself. In the process, she also becomes newly convincing as a source, especially in connection with her husband’s complicated, grinding ambition, a quality she discerned beneath his cloak of rectitude.”—Thomas Mallon, New Yorker
(Thomas Mallon New Yorker 2014-05-05)

A “sparkling biography”: “Readers will . . . be grateful for this fascinating, if partial, portrait of an exceptional woman.”—Virginia DeJohn Anderson, New York Times Book Review, cover review
(Virginia DeJohn Anderson New York Times Book Review 2014-05-04)

“Insightful and entertaining.”—Susan Dunn, New York Review of Books
(Susan Dunn New York Review of Books)

“Heffron’s account of Louisa’s life and times has the narrative sweep of a 19th-century romantic novel, spiced with sexual mischief, political conflict and family tragedy. . . . Her biography is nothing less than captivating, an engrossing read for both the serious history buff and the general reader alike.”—Barry Alfonso, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(Barry Alfonso Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

“Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams has long been an unjustly overlooked First Lady. . . . In retrospect, Louisa Catherine Adams remains one of the major First Ladies of the 19th century, comparable to Dolley Madison.”—Daniel Walker Howe, Books & Culture
(Daniel Walker Howe Books & Culture)

Editors’ Choice, New York Times Book Review
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About the Author

The late Margery Heffron was an independent writer and scholar.

Product details

  • File Size: 3096 KB
  • Print Length: 429 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0300197969
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (April 28, 2014)
  • Publication Date: March 31, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JDA9CFM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,175 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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