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John Adams

Author: David G McCullough
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles John Adams, an influential patriot during the American Revolution who became the nation's first vice president and second president.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John Adams; John Adams; John Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough
ISBN: 0684813637 9780684813639
OCLC Number: 45827978
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Biography, 2002.
Description: 751 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Revolution: Road to Philadelphia --
True blue --
Colossus of independence --
Distant shores: Appointment to France --
Unalterably determined --
Abigail in Paris --
London --
Independence forever: Heir apparent --
Old oak --
Statesman --
Rejoice ever more --
Journey's end.
Responsibility: David McCullough.

Abstract:

Profiles John Adams, an influential patriot during the American Revolution who became the nation's first vice president and second president.

"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."--Publisher's description.

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