John Adams

John Adams

Audiobook CD - 2001
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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 thought, wrote, and spoke out for the 'Great Cause' come what might; who traveled far and wide in all seasons and often at extreme risk; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was rightly celebrated for his integrity, 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.Much about John Adams's life will come as a surprise to many. His rocky relationship with friend and eventual archrival Thomas Jefferson, his courageous voyage on the frigate Boston tin the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits few would have dared and that few listeners will ever forget.
Published: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2001.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781402520693
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD B ADA
Characteristics: 26 sound discs (30 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Runger, Nelson


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Jul 22, 2014

David McCullough writes, was "not a man of the world" and not fond of politics--came to greatness as the second president of the United States, and one of the most distinguished of a generation of revolutionary leaders. He found reason to dislike sectarian wrangling even more in the aftermath

DesPlainesReaders Aug 24, 2012

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." ~John Adams

DesPlainesReaders Aug 24, 2012

"Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough." ~John Adams, in a letter to his granddaughter Caroline

DesPlainesReaders Aug 24, 2012

"Griefs upon griefs! Disappointments upon disappointments. What then? This is a gay, merry world notwithstanding." ~John Adams


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DesPlainesReaders Aug 24, 2012

Often unheralded among the Founding Fathers, John Adams was a true patriot with a fiery temper and a huge heart. This excellent biography reveals a family man full of wit and someone who was indispensable to the creation and early function of the United States. ~wearespartacus/notTom


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