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American Phoenix

American Phoenix John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence

By Jane Cook
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.23 Stars

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On 10/18 Ben House wrote: A good many years ago, Robert Massie wrote one of the best accounts ever of a part of Russian history. The book, Nicholas and Alexandra, covered the fateful years of Russia when the country was struggling with efforts to modernize, while seeking to maintain its old order and suppress revolution. The ...

Ben 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/24 DLNieman wrote: I am sure that it was in commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, that inspired Jane Hampton Cook to pen American Phoenix.The history/ biography of John and Louisa Adams is a well researched, well crafted story of the fall of John Quincy Adams  from his Senate seat, from which he expected ... Book Review: "American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile That Saved American Independence" by Jane Hampton Cook

DLNieman's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/20 Abbi wrote: This summer I enjoyed reading American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook. It is about John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the exile that saved American Independence. With the book being over 500 pages and being somewhat deep reading and since I tend to read quite a few books at once, it did ... American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook {A review}

Abbi's Rating:

5 Stars

On 9/8 teacherreader44 wrote: American Phoenix: John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the Exile that Saved American Independence by Jane Hampton Cook is an accessible, entertaining, and informative narrative. The early 1800s – years of cultivation and characterization for the United States – are told through the ... Entertaining and Educational

teacherreader44's Rating:

4 Stars

On 9/4 Writer Rani wrote: My Thoughts- I have never known much about John Quincy and Louisa Adams or the War of 1812, but I certainly learned a lot when I read American Phoenix, by Jane Hampton Cook. I enjoyed Cook's easy to read writing style and the use of all the quotes from their diaries. The quotes helped make the book ... American Phoenix by Jane Hampton Cook (Review)

Writer Rani's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/28 HstyLvr72 wrote:                                              I love when writers focus on parts of ... Let's Hear it for Louisa!!

HstyLvr72's Rating:

5 Stars

On 8/28 brenten gilbert wrote: In the early 1800s, America was a fledgling nation with little clout on the global stage. We had won our independence from England, but were still largely considered a British subsidiary nation. Earning a place a world power would take another war and unparalleled diplomacy. Both requirements were fulfilled ... on Uncovering History

brenten's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/14 Leung Fung wrote: This is a fascinating work on the American Revolution. It is told as a tale of English leaders--political (George III, Lord North, Lord Germain, the Earl of Sandwich), army Generals Howe, Burgoyne, Clinton, and Cornwallis), and navy (Admirals Howe and Rodney) One narrative of the success of the Revolutionary ... Fascinating!

Leung's Rating:

4 Stars

On 8/3 Victor Gentile wrote: I like history so when you give me a great book with historical characters and incidents I relish my time in its pages. Jane Hampton Cook has given us a wonderful historical account of what was happening in America and the world through the story of John Quincy Adams and his wife, Louisa. John Quincy ... Book Review: “American Phoenix” By Jane Hampton Cook

Victor's Rating:

5 Stars

On 7/19 shelbylclarke wrote: When I heard the premise of the book American Phoenix, I was intrigued. When I realized a Baylor Graduate wrote it, I couldn't wait to get it on my Kindle. (Sic `em Bears!) However, I just could not get into this story. As I staggered through the story of Louisa and John, I felt so distant from them ... a review

shelbylclarke's Rating:

1 Stars