In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who thought, wrote, and spoke out for the "Great Cause" come what might, who traveled far and wide in ...
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution; who thought, wrote, and spoke out for the "Great Cause" come what might, who traveled far and wide in all seasons and often at extreme risk; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was rightly celebrated for his integrity, and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and whose marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the moving love stories in American history.Much about John Adam's life will come as a surprise to many. His rocky relationship with friend and eventual archrival Thomas Jefferson, his courageous voyage on the frigate Boston in the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits few would have dared and that few listeners will ever forget.Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "Truman," David McCullough's "John Adams" has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale -- an audiobook about politics and war and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious 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.
Good. Audio Book 6 AUDIO CASSETTES tested for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, withdrawn from the library collection. Some shelf wear and library marking to the box and the cassettes. The audio cassettes are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this audio cassette performance.
Good. 6 AUDIO CASSETTES in the original printed box. Some shelf wear and edge wear to the box. Each Audio Cassette is tested, prior to shipping, for a reliable quality of sound. You will receive a good set. Enjoy this presentable performance on AUDIO CASSETTES.
Good. Audio Book 6 AUDIO CASSETTES, tested for your satisfaction for a worthwhile set, in the original printed box. Some shelf wear to the box and the tapes. The audio cassettes are in individual slots, protected and clear sounding. Enjoy this performance on Audio Cassette Tapes!
Fine in good dust jacket. 6 cassettes. Audience: General/trade. DAVID McCULLOUGH'S AWARD WINNING BOOK-ON-TAPES. "JOHN ADAMS" Excellent Bargain for an excellent set. -This is a powerful epic BIOGRAPHY detailling the Political and pre-political life of our 2nd President of the United States. The original packaging has been protecting these cassettes for ten years. Better than excellent quality. Money Back if not pleased.
Good. 6 Reliable and sturdy audio cassettes. Presentable audio tapes in the original printed box. Some shelf wear to the box. Slight edgewear to the box. The box has a slight bend. The tapes sit inside tested and clear sounding. Enjoy this abridged audio performance!
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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