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John Adams

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This edition published in by Simon & Schuster in New York.

Written in English

751 pages

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 rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few 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. This is history on a grand scale -- a book 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, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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John Adams
January 29, 2008, Simon & Schuster
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May 23, 2003, Barnes & Noble
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2002, Simon & Schuster
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2001, Simon & Schuster
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Work Description

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 rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was learned beyond all but a few 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. This is history on a grand scale -- a book 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, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

Classifications

Dewey 973.4/4/092, B

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 703-726) and index.

Genre
Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.4/4/092, B
Library of Congress
E322 .M38 2001

The Physical Object

Pagination
751 p., [40] p. of plates :
Number of pages
751

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3944371M
ISBN 10
0684813637
ISBN 13
9780684813639
LC Control Number
2001027010
Library Thing
13490
Goodreads
2370

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