Related Reading: “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams” by Louisa Thomas


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Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams
by Louisa Thomas
512 pages
Penguin Books
Published: April 2016

Fans of the U.S. presidency are likely to recognize Louisa Catherine Adams (1775-1852) as one of our nation’s more interesting and spirited first ladies. She was incredibly insecure but curiously indomitable, and often fragile (physically and emotionally) but with a remarkably steely resolve.

Born in London under interesting circumstances, her sheltered upbringing afforded her little education and limited opportunity. But then she met and married John Quincy Adams…

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