9781416575887

John Adams

ISBN 10: 141657588X / 1-4165-7588-X
ISBN 13: 9781416575887
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
A Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of John Adams chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States. Reissue. (A seven-part HBO miniseries, written by Kirk Ellis, directed by Tom Hooper, airing January 2008, starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, David Morse, & others) (Biography & Autobiography)

Review:
"[C]ombines scholarly research with the readability of historical fiction."

Don McLeese, Book, May/June 2001

Review:
'[A] lucid and compelling work....Writing in a fluent narrative style that combines a novelist's sense of drama with a scholar's meticulous attention to the historical record, Mr. McCullough gives the reader a palpable sense of the many perils attending the birth of the American nation and the heated, often acrimonious politics of the day. He conveys the momentousness of the actions undertaken by Adams and other members of the revolutionary generation, as well as the daunting odds against them, not only in winning independence but also in establishing a form of government that would endure across the years.
What comes across most insistently in this absorbing book is a sense of Adams's exuberant, conflicted and thoroughly engaging personality: an ambitious, sometimes vain statesman who was also a devoted family man; an astonishingly well-read intellectual who could see "large subjects largely" but who took his greatest pleasure in the simple chores of farm life; a politician who almost always spoke his mind."

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 05/22/2001

 

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