Book Hour: “John Quincy Adams” with author Harlow Giles Unger


This book is a remarkable story how a young man at the age of sixteen became an assistant U.S. Consul to Russia, knew five languages, and was one of the most learned men of his time. He became one of our greatest diplomats and, perhaps, the worst President because he refused to confront an obstinate and uncompromising Congress about his visionary ideas. However, John Quincy Adams’ greatness was assured after his Presidency because he returned to the House of Representatives and became one of the most effective and outspoken Representatives in U.S. History.

His life and acquaintances spanned from Benjamin Franklin to Lincoln and included Czars, Kings, Lafayette, and Napolean. Listen to the author talk about his book.

Guest: Harlow Giles Unger |

by Harlow Giles Unger
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.