|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
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
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
A very good read, by a very good author. This is history without politics.Published 2 days ago by Fred Laser
Great book. Very entertaining and insightful. I highly recommend this book. It's an enjoyable read.
A well written, comprehensive look at one of the most important founders and early stewards of our great republic. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Randall Jacoby
Mr. McCullough ranks as Americas best writer, His research and story telling abilities are without equal. I have also read his book on President Harry S. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ruben M. Garcia
Quite possibly one of the most imaginative and fully realized pieces of biography that I have ever read, John Adams present the portrait of a man in all his shades and colors, with... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Eric Maroney
Wonderfully written! I read this in hardcover when it came out and just finished it again on Kindle. What an extraordinary man was John Adams! Read morePublished 6 days ago by C. Thomas