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John Adams (Paperback)

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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 M......more

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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.

David McCullough was born in 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and educated there and at Yale. Author of Truman, Brave Companions, Mornings on Horseback, The Path Between the Seas, The Great Bridge, and The Johnstown Flood, he has received the Pulitzer Prize (in 1993, for Truman), the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and is twice winner of the National Book Award.

Author:
McCullough, David
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
752
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date:
09/03/2002
Copyright Year:
20010601
ISBN:
9780743223133
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
2.2 lb
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    If you have any interest in early US History this is a great book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • John Adams comes alive as I've never seen before. He's not the man I thought he was...he's more. One of the best sources of an insight of the "framers" you can find.

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  • Very well written book. Interesting. This book gives me insite to the beginings of our government.

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