Biography

Phyllis Lee Levin

Phyllis Lee Levin is a former reporter and columnist for The New York Times and a former editor and feature writer at Mademoiselle, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue. She is the author of three previous books, including ABIGAIL ADAMS. She lives in New York City.

Phyllis Lee Levin

Books by Phyllis Lee Levin

by Phyllis Lee Levin - American, Biography, History, Nonfiction

A patriot by birth, John Quincy Adams’s destiny was foreordained. He was not only “The Greatest Traveler of His Age,” but his country’s most gifted linguist and most experienced diplomat. John Quincy’s world encompassed the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the early and late Napoleonic Age. As his diplomat father’s adolescent clerk and secretary, he met everyone who was anyone in Europe, including America’s own luminaries Franklin and Jefferson. Deeply researched and beautifully written, this is the definitive biography of one of the most fascinating and towering early Americans.