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John Adams, by David McCullough

The second U.S. President was no George Washington, but Lin-Manuel Miranda did him dirty.


John Adams

Simon & Schuster, 2001, 752 pages



The enthralling, often surprising story of John Adams, one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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 -- "the colossus of independence," as Thomas Jefferson called him -- 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.


A jolly Masshole Puritan, and the Jimmy Carter of his day.






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