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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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Very well written. The style is as much a novel form as it is history.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I never realized John Adams was so interesting. Yes, he was the second president, served one term, but did not know much more. McCullough brings him to life. Read morePublished 8 days ago by bill gonch
Amazing documentary. Paul Giamatti gives a life-changing performance. The story and his performance made me like history. Amazing!Published 13 days ago by FatCat007
This is an outstanding work not only of biography but of the history of the genesis and fulfillment of the American Revolution. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Denny McBride (The Ceaseless Reader)
Well written. Informative. It has reawakening my desire to learn more about the revolutionary era of our nation.....and to read more by McCullough.Published 23 days ago by S. Scott Lee