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I recently began a project where I am trying to read a biography on each of the U.S. Presidents. As you can tell I am not very far along down the road since I recently got through President #2 in John Adams. Part of this is because Presidential biographies tend to run on the long side and David McCullough's 'John Adams' is no different clocking in at 650 pages. I didn't know much about Adams before I started reading this book and it was my loss - he was truly remarkable. Adams intellect, self-scrifice and sense of adventure makes him a great biographical subject. His travel by sea to Europe and hike across the Pyrenees would put any modern day Lonely Planet traveller to shame . David McCullough does a fantastic job of bringing this founding father to life and has the good fortune that Adams was a prolific letter writer. We learn of the great man in his own words through correspondence with his wife, his son (President #6) and most famously Thomas Jefferson. The book tested my stamina for Colonial history but I can't say there is much fluff or extraneous detail in the book - just be prepared to run the long race. 12/2013 

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A really stellar accounting of the life of a fascinating man. If you have any interest at all in the American Revolution, you owe it to yourself to at least read the preview of this book.

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Outstanding book. I found this book extremely insightful and educational. One thing I noted that I didn't realize before this book is that the author set out to write a dual biography about Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, and in some ways, this book comes off as such. Few men get as little recognition as John Adams, but are as worthy of the praise they do receive as John Adams. 

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Lovely and delightful. I really enjoyed reading it. Matter I like most: Jefferson & Adamses relationship. I missed more Hamilton and Madison. Anyway, it is wonderful. Highly recommended.

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awesome book dude

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A very good book. Helped me on a lot on a project. Got an A+.

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Amazing read

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This book was pretty much like everything I have read of David McCullough's: Fabulous!

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I luv this book!!!!!!!! One of my favorite! I luv learning about John Adams!!!
~Sweeney Todd

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