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Author Talk: Randall Woods *

John Quincy Adams: A Man for the Whole People

2024-06-28 17:30:00 2024-06-28 18:30:00 America/Chicago Author Talk: Randall Woods * Historian and award-winning author and UA Professor Randall Woods explores the complex life of John Quincy Adams in this compelling look at the sixth president. Fayetteville Public Library - Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room

Friday, June 28
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-28 17:30:00 2024-06-28 18:30:00 America/Chicago Author Talk: Randall Woods * Historian and award-winning author and UA Professor Randall Woods explores the complex life of John Quincy Adams in this compelling look at the sixth president. Fayetteville Public Library - Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room

Fayetteville Public Library

Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room

Historian and award-winning author and UA Professor Randall Woods explores the complex life of John Quincy Adams in this compelling look at the sixth president.

Fayetteville Public Library is delighted to welcome award-winning historian Randall Woods to discuss the release of his engaging new biography, John Quincy Adams: A Man for the Whole People.  Randall Woods, with a lifelong fascination for Adams and more than a decade of research, presents a compelling look at the many personal and political layers of John Quincy, bringing him to life for modern readers.  Most readers know John Quincy Adams as a pivotal American diplomat and politician from a storied family that helped to shape and transform the early path of the nation.  Here, readers will also gain insights to the man -- exploring his ambitions and intellectual interests, his love of literature and poetry, and his strained family relationships contrasting with his deeply treasured friendships.  

Praise:

"Beautifully written biographies are rare gems and Randall Wood's John Quincy Adams is truly one of the most exquisite.  In this contemporary moment when our democracy feels so fragile, and when the question of what defines us a nation -- what will make us the most egalitarian, the most just -- feels so pressing, this vibrant and rich look at the life of a man who was at the very center of an earlier so-similar moment in our nation's past, is sobering, hopeful, and needed."   -- Heather Ann Thompson, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy

Randall Woods will share his insights and take questions during this lively discussion.  Pearl's Books will be at the event handling book sales, with a book signing to follow the discussion.  Registration is requested but not required.

All abilities are welcome. For disability accommodations, call 479.856.7250 or email questions@faylib.org 2-3 weekdays before a program.

About the Author:

Randall Woods is a John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, where he has taught since 1971. His books include LBJ: Architect of American Ambition and Fulbright: A Biography, which won the Robert H. Ferrell Prize.

AGE GROUP: | Virtual Youth | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks & Lectures |

TAGS: | history |

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