- Publish Date: 2002-09-03
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: David McCullough
The Pulitzer Prizeâwinning, bestselling biography of Americaâs founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.
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 âout of his sensesâ; 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 scaleâa 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.