John Adams (Google eBook)
The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few and regarded by some as “out of his senses”; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.
This is history on a grand scale—a book about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.
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I recently began a project where I am trying to read a biography on each of the U.S. Presidents. As you can tell I am not very far along down the road since I recently got through President #2 in John Adams. Part of this is because Presidential biographies tend to run on the long side and David McCullough's 'John Adams' is no different clocking in at 650 pages. I didn't know much about Adams before I started reading this book and it was my loss - he was truly remarkable. Adams intellect, self-scrifice and sense of adventure makes him a great biographical subject. His travel by sea to Europe and hike across the Pyrenees would put any modern day Lonely Planet traveller to shame . David McCullough does a fantastic job of bringing this founding father to life and has the good fortune that Adams was a prolific letter writer. We learn of the great man in his own words through correspondence with his wife, his son (President #6) and most famously Thomas Jefferson. The book tested my stamina for Colonial history but I can't say there is much fluff or extraneous detail in the book - just be prepared to run the long race. 12/2013
awesome book dude
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Like many of you I'm enjoying the HBO series on John Adams. My first in depth introduction to John and Abigail Adams came some forty odd years ago from ...
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American Presidents: Life Portraits
A collection of facts and trivia about Adams' life
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Tammy Bruce: John Adams
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mccullough’s John Adams on HBO | The Anchoress
Religion. Politics. Punditry. Baseball. You know, all the important stuff
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HBO Films: John Adams
Information about the HBO Films original production 'John Adams'
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The American Revolution - John Adams
Widely regarded as the "president after Washington", John Adams has recently begun to shine in the minds of recent historians. Some little known facts such ...
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John Adams Quotes - The Quotations Page
John Adams, 'Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre ... John Adams, Instructions to his son Johnny in the biography "John Adams" by ...
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But starting at 8 pm Sunday, March 16, HBO Films will be delivering the seven-part, nine-hour mini-series "John Adams." Co-executive produced by Tom Hanks, ...
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