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Overshadowed by the lustrous presidents Washington and Jefferson, who bracketed his tenure in office, Adams emerges from McCullough's brilliant biography as a truly heroic figure--not only for his significant role in the American Revolution but also for maintaining his personal integrity in its strife-filled aftermath. McCullough spends much of his narrative examining the troubled friendship between Adams and Jefferson, who had in common a love for books and ideas but differed on almost every other imaginable point. Reading his pages, it is easy to imagine the two as alter egos. (Strangely, both died on the same day, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.) But McCullough also considers Adams in his own light, and the portrait that emerges is altogether fascinating. --Gregory McNamee
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Good writer, GREAT man (with his quirks, like the rest of us), good book. Recommended.Published 2 days ago by Brim
I gave "John Adams" a 5 star with the caveat that applies to most historical or biographical books carefully researched and honestly written: No matter how skilled the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by REM
This biography is carefully detailed in a very comfortable reading and entertaining style. David McCullough has presented a very informative, carefully researched, and artfully... Read morePublished 8 days ago by James C. Fritzinger
Very thoughtful series made me fully nappreciate what people did to create this great nation.Kudos!!!Published 9 days ago by Louis G. Ludyny
READ ANYTHING and everything he writes. No one better for historical books.Published 10 days ago by Virginia M. Oman
Wow! I never knew this John Adams.
This is not the man I learned about in History class.
This is the absolute best book I have read on John Adams. It had me captivated from the first paragraph through the end of the book.Published 13 days ago by Mickey Maguire