The Presidents Adams
Wednesday, January 6 | 5:00pm
Nancy Isenberg T. Harry Williams Professor of History
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Until now, no historical investigator has dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth U.S. presidents, father and son, John and John Quincy Adams. Beyond the intimate, inherently fascinating story of their accomplished, if oft-disparaged careers, The Problem of Democracy tells how the two statesmen scoured the globe for political intelligence, represented their country in foreign courts, and took extraordinary risks wherever they traveled. Nancy Isenberg received her Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990, studying with Gerda Lerner. Isenberg has been featured on C-SPAN2 “Book TV,” and on various NPR programs over the years. She and Andrew Burstein came together to write The Problem of Democracy and continue to write history-accented pieces about modern political and cultural affairs for a variety of national news outlets.
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