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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Read rest of reviews for dissecting reviews. McCullough brings to life the fears to be faced, forbearance and amazing effort required to take the fledgling 13 rebellious colonies... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Anthony M.
Minimal wear and tear, love the book, really makes you appreciate the founding fathers.Published 2 days ago by Michael Wurzbacher
I have read other david mccullough books, but this one sometimes was too full of uninteresting data.Published 5 days ago by email@example.com
As usual, M McCullough has done his homework and writes powerfully about it. I liked better his Truman book, but this one is also a well written and a well thougthout one.Published 5 days ago by Juan Carlos COLLARTE
Rather long, but it is fascinating to realize that only the fourth presidential election in our history contained a lot of scurrilous, liibelous headlines and brutal fighting by... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Grammywgirls
My Grandson used this for school. He gleaned a lot of useful portions for his papers. He must have read it well...his grade was Excellent.Published 21 days ago by Charlie Winner
A great read. While the biography is about John Adams, it is also interesting to read about the other central players in the drama from John Adams perspective. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Steven J. Torrey