Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, this is a magisterial portrait of one of America's Founding Fathers and a brilliant insight into eighteenth-century world history. A huge bestseller in America, David McCullough's JOHN ADAMS tells the extraordinary story of the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee ...
Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography, this is a magisterial portrait of one of America's Founding Fathers and a brilliant insight into eighteenth-century world history. A huge bestseller in America, David McCullough's JOHN ADAMS tells the extraordinary story of the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot -- 'the colossus of independence', as Thomas Jefferson called him -- who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution and who rose to become the second President of the United States. Both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time, JOHN ADAMS has the sweep and vitality of a great novel, taking us from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI, from Spain to Amsterdam to London, where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation. This is history on a grand scale -- a book about politics and war, but also about human nature, love, faith, virtue, ambition, friendship and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.
This book goes way beyond the mini-series. I have enjoyed listening to this book slowly but surely, eavesdropping on the comments left in letters of John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and so many others. Letters and other documents were beautifully harvested for the modern reader and leave the reader/listener feeling as if her were part of the scene. McCullough has taken us on a useful trip through time and created suspense for events we already know the results of.
Oct 6, 2015
Good as usual
Book in good condition and as always this supplier shipped in a timely manner
Apr 11, 2014
This is a great audio book about a Great Man and his wife. I hated to hear the end. Reader was excellent.
Nov 28, 2013
Brand new copy of this historical biography that arrived in perfect condition. Amazing documentation.
Oct 11, 2012
David McCullough is one of my favorite authors and this book makes history alive. This should be required reading for high school students.
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