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Louisa - The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas

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An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams, whose life had been dedicated to public service from the earliest age. And yet John Quincy fell in love with her, almost despite himself. Their often tempestuous but deeply close marriage lasted half a century. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England, at royal courts, on farms, in cities, and in the White House. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman of her time. But wherever she lived, she was always pressing her nose against the glass, not quite sure whether she was looking in or out. The other members of the Adams family could take their identity for granted-they were Adamses; they were Americans-but she had to invent her own. The story of Louisa Catherine Adams is one of a woman who forged a sense of self. As the country her husband led found its place in the world, she found a voice. That voice resonates still. In this deeply felt biography, the talented journalist and historian Louisa Thomas finally gives Louisa Catherine Adams's full extraordinary life its due. An intimate portrait of a remarkable woman, a complicated marriage, and a pivotal historical moment, Louisa Thomas's biography is a masterful work from an elegant storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirsten Potter

Length:

15h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:40


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:13


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:05


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:55


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:12


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:48


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:40


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:31


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:28


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:49


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:38


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:14


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:09


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:46


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:39


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:16


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:45


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:07


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:03


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:42


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:37


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:41


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:52


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:36


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:56


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:08


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:17


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:48


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:08


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:49


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:51


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:43


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

08:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:05


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:16


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:58


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:44


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

07:16


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:51


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:06


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:51


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:33


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:13


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:17


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:08


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:36


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:14


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:47


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:54


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:43


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:28


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:04


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:49


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:56


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:07


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:00


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:47


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

02:33


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:35


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:34


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:19


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:36


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:12


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:15


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:27


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:38


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:53


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:54


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:22


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:49


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

02:32


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:44


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:34


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:44


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:41


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:49


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:28