This was a fascinating boy/man. He witnessed the Battle for Bunker Hill from the hill above the family farm, regularly had afternoon tea with Thomas Jefferson in France, went to Russia as the diplomat’s secretary/interpreter at 14, and that’s just the first few chapters! His ethical fiber was so impressive, as was his scholarly diligence. Truly, if he ran for president today, I would have to say our country doesn’t a man of his caliber!
I picked this biography up on a whim, because I wanted a book to hold in my hands, instead of my iPad…WOW! John Quincy saw so much world history live and in person, it is mind boggling! Were I in the classroom, I would require every high school student in America to read it. I’ll be reading this one again. Just think, this one person was President, held multiple Ambassadorships, served in the Senate, the House, turned down a nomination for the Supreme Court..