June 13, 2014 7:00 AM

Readorama: ‘John Quincy Adams: American Visionary’ traces sixth president’s progressive history

Author Fred Kaplan’s “John Quincy Adams: American Visionary” and editor Frank Costigliola’s “The Kennan Diaries” illuminate the lives of two integral figures in the history of American politics. Kaplan will speak Wednesday at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., and Costigliola will speak Tuesday at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

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