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 most 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jarratt - LibraryThing
Excellent! After having spent this past year reading much about the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers, I can say that McCullough's "John Adams" is the best by far. Part of the reason this ... Read full review
Review: John AdamsUser Review - Kmkoppy - Goodreads
This book was amazing!! McCullough did an outstanding job of covering all aspects of John Adams' life, including his relationships with men of his time, signers of the Declaration of Independence. I ... Read full review