Louisa

Louisa

The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Audiobook CD - 2016
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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. 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.
Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, [2016]
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9780147524805
0147524806
Branch Call Number: CD B Ad189T 2016
Characteristics: 13 audio discs (15 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Potter, Kirsten

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BelieveN398_2 Dec 09, 2016

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas gives an in depth account of the life of Louisa Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams. I was extremely interested in her life and found it fascinating. She struggled with wanting to be a strong individual and trying to conform to the social norms of women during that time in history. She was often ill and struggled with depression, but despite that, she made many contributions to our country’s history. Louisa’s many journals, letters, and two books provided the author with excellent resources.

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