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    DescriptionHis first book since Truman, from one of America's most distinguished and popular biographers. Destined for the same kind of sweeping success as his Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman, John Adams is a powerful, deeply moving biography that reads like an epic historical novel. Breathing fresh life into American history, it takes as its subject the extraordinary man who became the second president of the United States. A man whose adventurous life and spirited rivalry with Thomas Jefferson encompasses both the American Revolution and the birth of the young republic. Deftly written with a brilliant eye for detail, McCullough describes the childhood, youth and coming of age of Adams, the fiercely driven Massachusetts farmer-lawyer whose marriage to Abigail is one of the great real-life love stories. He also tells the story of his lifelong rival Jefferson, the Virginia planter and slaveowner. Through their lives, McCullough explores the extraordinary factors that transformed thirteen colonies into an united nation that eventually brought these two distinctly dissimilar men to the presidency. Sweeping the reader from America to Europe, and combining a cast of compelling characters with probing explorations of politics, courage, idealism, love, friendship and life, John Adams, is bound to be the most talked about book of the autumn.


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    Title
    John Adams
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 752
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 1,158 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684813639
    ISBN 10: 0684813637
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY, CHRN/ERLY18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036020
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A16280000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    B&T Approval Code: A42302520
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 973.44092
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 973.4/4/092
    LC classification: E322 .M38 2001
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (some colour) facsimiles, maps, plan, portraits (some colour)
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    20 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    Michiko Kakutani "The New York Times" Lucid and compelling...[Written] in a fluent narrative style that combines a novelist's sense of drama with a scholar's meticulous attention to the historical record.