His first book since Truman, from one of America's most distinguished and popular biographers. Destined for the same kind of sweeping success as his Pulitzer Prize-winning Truman, John Adams is a powerful, deeply moving biography that reads like an epic historical novel. Breathing fresh life into American history, it takes as its subject the extraordinary man who became the second president of the United States. A man whose adventurous life and spirited rivalry with Thomas Jefferson encompasses both the American Revolution and the birth of the young republic. Deftly written with a brilliant eye for detail, McCullough describes the childhood, youth and coming of age of Adams, the fiercely driven Massachusetts farmer-lawyer whose marriage to Abigail is one of the great real-life love stories. He also tells the story of his lifelong rival Jefferson, the Virginia planter and slaveowner. Through their lives, McCullough explores the extraordinary factors that transformed thirteen colonies into an united nation that eventually brought these two distinctly dissimilar men to the presidency. Sweeping the reader from America to Europe, and combining a cast of compelling characters with probing explorations of politics, courage, idealism, love, friendship and life, John Adams, is bound to be the most talked about book of the autumn.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Walter Isaacson "Time" A masterwork of storytelling.
Gordon S. Wood "The New York Review of Books" By far the best biography of Adams ever written...McCullough's special gift as an artist is his ability to re-create past human beings in all their fullness and all their humanity. In John and Abigail he has found characters worthy of his talent.
Marie Arana "The Washington Post" McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.
Michiko Kakutani "The New York Times" Lucid and compelling...[Written] in a fluent narrative style that combines a novelist's sense of drama with a scholar's meticulous attention to the historical record.
David McCullough has twice received the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books include The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, Brave Companions, 1776, The Greater Journey, and The Wright Brothers. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. Visit DavidMcCullough.com.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Book Condition: New. Gift Quality Book in Excellent Condition. Bookseller Inventory # 36SEQU000HTU
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0684813637 copyright 2001, new. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1047152
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0684813637 New book. Dust jacket in protective milar cover. Bookseller Inventory # A13-406
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0684813637BNA
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0684813637
Book Description Simon and Schuster. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0684813637
Book Description 2001. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VS-9780684813639
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0684813637 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI772016
Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97806848136390000000
Book Description Simon & Schuster 2001-05-22, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. 0684813637 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0684813637