"John Adams"

"John Adams"

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A huge bestseller in America, David McCullough's JOHN ADAMS tells the extraordinary story of the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- 'the colossus of independence', as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution and who rose to become the second President of the United States. Both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, JOHN ADAMS has the sweep and vitality of a great novel, taking us from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI, from Spain to Amsterdam to London, where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation. This is history on a grand scale -- a book about politics and war, but also about human nature, love, faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 107.9 x 171.4 x 25.4mm | 333.83g
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Film tie-in ed
  • , maps, frontispiece, black & white plates, colour plates
  • 141657588X
  • 9781416575887
  • 84,632

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Marie Arana "The Washington Post" McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.

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About David McCullough

David McCullough is the author of several highly acclaimed works of biography and history including TRUMAN (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993), BRAVE COMPANIONS, THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE JONESTOWN FLOOD. He has also won the LOS ANGELES TIMES Book Award and is twice winner of the National Book Award.

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