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John Adams

McCullough, David G. (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
John Adams


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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.
Authors: McCullough, David G.
Title: John Adams
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, 2001
Characteristics: 751 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
ISBN: 0684813637
Branch Call Number: B A2141mc
E322 .M38 2001
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Report This Oct 24, 2013
  • minkeydork rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

David McCullough is unmatched in his writing. This book, to me, is his masterpiece. I revisit this book numerous times each year to reread.

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  • mratzel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I just finished re-reading this book. It is a dense read to be sure, but full of flavor and amazing insights. My favorite is not only learning about John Adams, but also his wife. It is always interesting to find out how a good spouse helps or hinders in someone's life.

Report This Jan 07, 2013
  • apachepilot rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

What an excellent book. Entertaining in many ways.

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  • swardgod rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have to say its one of my favorites not only do you learn about his life but his incredible love of his wife abigail

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  • Algonquin_Lisa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very well written, not dry in the slightest. You will learn so much about the politics of the 18th century.

Report This Dec 06, 2007
  • Cabby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer prize for biography.

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