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What the community says about John Adams
- "As there are many biographies out there, needless to say, it is difficult to determine which ones are the absolute best, but this biography of John Adams is of truly excellent quality. Adams might not have the name recognition of other early presidents or founding fathers, but this book delves into various aspects of his personal life and sheds some light on his character. The average reader will probably learn quite a bit."
- "David McCullough is the best biographical writer there is. Even if you, like me, know very little about American history or John Adams, you will find yourself fascinated by the way McCullough writes about this great man. I found it very emotional and stirring and I wanted it to be even longer - the sign of a great book."
- "I am not much of a reader but this book touched me in a way no book has. It gives a thorough description of our country's hardships. John Adams life was described in detail with sensitivity. I always found myself trying to take this book out everywhere I went. Must read for everyone. "
- "Gordon S. Wood The New York Review of Books By far the best biography of Adams ever written...McCullough's special gift as an artist is his ability to re-create past human beings in all their fullness and all their humanity. In John and Abigail he has found characters worthy of his talent."
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in What are the best biography books"This is a must-read for anyone interested in the American Revolution. I would call this David McCullough's masterpiece, except I've read several of his remarkable books, including Truman and The Wright Brothers, and they are all so good I don't think I could pick a favorite. "
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