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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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Interesting life of a true Patriot. Adams left behind a vast amount of written material so there's a lot of detail and insight inro his life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sharpy
Impressive guy. Impressive wife. Most of their letters to each other survived. great story.Published 15 days ago by Michael Vanbuskirk
Fantastic book about the patriot and second president of the United States of America. McCullough's writing style makes this history accessible to everyone! Highly recommend.Published 18 days ago by M
A great read about one of our great founding fathers! It's may be more important now more than ever to know our heritagePublished 19 days ago by Chad Clement
Informative book about one our greatest patriots. A debt that cannot be repaid. Hopefully our continuing democracy though flawed will strive with the diligence of our leaders.Published 20 days ago by Barbara B. Rabek