John Adams: Architect of Freedom (1735-1826)

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John Adams could be, and was on occasion, cantankerous, stubborn, tactless, even rude. He was also prone to vanity and self-pity, and sensitive to what he perceived as slights, or attacks on his reputation or character. He also had a lust for fame, as did many involved in the founding of this nation.But if fame was the spur, it was also the driving force be-hind Adams' enormous energy, energy guided by a strong sense of honor and duty that was built into his character and stayed with him his whole life.Adams was a realist, with a profound sense of what people en masse are all about. He seems to have drawn that knowledge from his understanding of himself. He knew that each of us has the capacity for good or evil, and the gov-ernment of checks and balances he envisioned for the new nation they were building took this into account.Victory in the long struggle for freedom was certainly not assured. Many were Tories who wished to continue as British subjects. Many cared, but not enough to fight for the cause. We can be thankful for those who did, who initiated and carried on the War for In-dependence. Among them were the best and brightest the colonies had to offer. These were the people who tendered their lives, property, and sacred honor as collateral in the struggle for freedom. We can be grateful that John Adams was among them.

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About the AuthorJOSEPH COWLEY was born on October 9, 1923. He graduated from Columbia University in 1947, interrupting his academic career to serve two and a half years with the army Air Force during World War II. The last few months of service were spent overseas as a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force, for which he was awarded a Bronze Star. He earned his M.A. from Columbia in 1948 and taught English at Cornell University before enter-ing sales. Most of his career was spent writing on sales and man-agement for The Research Insti-tute of America. He took early retirement in 1982 to devote him-self to his own writing.He is the author of The Chrysanthe-mum Garden (published in hardcover by Simon & Schuster, 1982), Home by Seven, Landscape With Figures, Dust Be My Destiny, The House on Hunting-ton Hill, all novels; and the plays The Stargazers, Twin Bill, and A Jury of His Peers; two collections of shorter fiction, The Night Billy Was Born and Other Love Stories, and Do You Like It and Other Stories; and, with Robert Weisselberg, The Executive Strategist, An Armchair Guide to Scientific Deci-sion-Making (McGraw-Hill, 1969).In 2006 he published a few of his favorite writings in The Best of Joseph Cowley as a tribute to his deceased wife. His articles have appeared in trade and science journals such as Jewelers Circular Keystone, Our Army and Popular Mechanics, and his short stories in Prairie Schooner, New-Story, The Maryland Review, Ohio Short Fiction, and other literary journals.NOTE: Joseph Cowley has been listed in Who's Who, International Who's Who of Writers and Authors, Who's Who in the World, Strathmore's Who's Who, the Cambridge Blue Book, and other reference volumes. Among the few organizations he has been asso-ciated with are Mensa, Great Books, Authors Guild, and a 12-Step program.

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