David McCullough’s biography John Adams can be credited with introducing 20th and 21st century Americans to the enormous impact John Admas, from patriot to president, had on early American History including The Revolution, The Presidency and the U.S. Constitution.
This magnificent work, incredibly well researched is also a beautifully written story. As one would expect from McCullough, all of the facts are in place, but the story of Adams the person and his relationship with his wife Abigail is truly moving. You will come to understand just how difficult it was to be President of the United States in 18th Century America. You will read quotes from the trove of Adam’s letters both personal and public that are so enlightening about how critical decisions were made. You will learn that the fact that America was born was itself a miracle!
Within the pages of John Adams, McCullough portrays beautifully the love story between John and Abigail. He also captures the ruptured relationship between Adams and Thomas Jefferson and the reader is thrilled to learn of the two coming together as friends in the later years of their lives.
You need not be a student of history to enjoy every page of John Adams. It is a story about an incredibly gifted man’s love for his country, his wife and family.
David McCullough is a national treasure and his generosity in creativity is a gift to all Americans.