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"John Adams is more than a simple biography of the American Founding Father, philosopher of the Revolution, and second President of the United States. Highly recommended, especially for political science and philosophy shelves."

– Wisconsin Bookwatch



“Burleigh gives us a warm, sensitive study of John Adams in the many roles he played during his eventful life: student, lawyer, polemicist, founding father, diplomat, president, husband and father. His own brilliance and the events of the times in which he lived combined to offer him the knowledge and fame he sought. Burleigh’s new introduction explains our continuing interest in this central figure of the early years of the American Republic.”

DePauw Magazine

About the Author

Anne Husted Burleigh is a freelance writer who is contributed to numerous publications including Crisis, Catholic Dossier, and Homiletic and Pastoral Review. In addition to this book she is the author of Journey up the River: A Midwesterner's Spiritual Pilgrimage.

 

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  • Series: American Presidents (Transaction Paperback)
  • Paperback: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers (March 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412810000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412810005
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,052,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Adams is more than a simple biography of the American Founding Father, philosopher of the Revolution, and second President of the United States. Also inherent in author Anne Husted Burleigh's study are a close analysis of Adams' political and philosophical beliefs, and the value his teachings have for today's modern society. Adams considered humans to be beings of liberty subject to God's law, and sought to balance liberty and law from that vantage point. The principles of politics and human nature that he outlined remain vividly relevant to this day. "Adams perceived sharply the intimate relation between liberty and property. He believed that without the right to acquire property, life and liberty are totally without protection and are mere abstract phrases. He believed that the right to property without liberty to acquire it is a term equally empty." Highly recommended, especially for political science and philosophy shelves.
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Love all things John Adams! this is a well written look into one of the greatest political minds this nation has had.
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