"John Adams" (Paperback)
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DescriptionA 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.
- Published: 06 October 2008
- Format: Paperback 768 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781416575887 ISBN 10: 141657588X
- Sales rank: 74,387
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Reviews for "John Adams"
Highly readable biography of a very great man.
To gain some understanding of how the USA was born and the men of energy, bravery and intellect which created her you can do no better than to read David McCullough's excellent biography of "John Adams" the 2nd President and leading advocate of the Declaration of independence.rnrnTremendous research, fascination with his subject and the capitivating style of a story writer marks this author out as an excwellent writer, well deserving his Pulitzer Prize.rnrnIt is a lengthy read of some 650 pages but you will enjoy each one. If you are in a reading group or circle the book has sections at the end designed especially for you and your fellow readers.rnrnRoger Manley by Roger Manley