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    The Inauguration of John Quincy Adams

    January 20, 2017

    The Inauguration of John Quincy Adams

    America’s sixth president, John Quincy Adams, was inaugurated on March 4, 1825 at the age of 57 years and 7 months. Adams, who was Secretary of State in the outgoing administration of President James Monroe, finished behind Andrew Jackson in the number of popular votes and electoral votes received in the 1824 presidential election. However, since no candidate reached the 131 electoral vote majority necessary to win, the election was decided by the House of Representatives, which voted in favour of John Quincy Adams. Aware of his lack of popularity, Adams tried to heal electoral divisions in his inaugural address.

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  • Napoleon in America

    Napoleon in America

    What if Napoleon Bonaparte had escaped from St. Helena and wound up in the United States? Kirkus Reviews calls the first book in Shannon’s Napoleon series “evocative and immersive.”

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    Shannon interviewed by UBC Library

    Shannon interviewed by UBC Library

    August 31, 2016

    I recently had the honour of chatting with Michelle Blackwell at the University of British Columbia about the research I do for my books, and how UBC Library and its collections play a crucial role.

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