(PDF/EPUB) [John Adams] Ê David McCullough


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  • John Adams
  • David McCullough
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  • 08 October 2019
  • 9780743223133

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David McCullough Æ 6 Free read John Adams Read Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The enthralling often surprising story of John Adams one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever livedIn 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 Like his masterly Pulitzer Prize winning biography Truman David McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel It is both a riveting portrait of an abundantly human man and a vivid evocation of his time much of it drawn from an outstanding collection of Adams family letters and diaries In particular the than one thousand surviving letters between John and Abigail Adams nearly half of which have never been published provide extraordinary access to their private lives and make it possible to kno. I LEARNED SO MUCH I m moved deeply moved at this book and partly at myself SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED INSIDE ME THROUGH THIS READING EXPERIENCE A handful of books have done this for me but not usually two in a very short period of time But I can t deny what s so SNAP CRACKLE POP BOOKS THAT CHANGE OUR THINKING OUR ACTIONS MUST BE REMEMBERED this is another one of those booksA light switch is turned on in my brain for the first time in almost 65 years I haven t been reading biographies about past Presidents I have some natural interest in Kennedy Lincoln and Obama but I ve never been the girl to run to the history or political sections in book stores seeking out past Presidents to read about WHY THE HECK HAVEN T I Fear of boring dry reading It s amazing how shallow and small my thinking is sometimes Has anyone else ever cried when coming nose to nose with your own stupidity laziness andor shame for allowing yourself to be ignorant Really angry at yourself I ve been reading this book for 4 to 6 weeks other books too but a couple of weeks ago I broke down cried like a baby facing the reality of HOW MUCH I DON T KNOW At the same time I WAS FASCINATED WITH THIS BOOK THIS STORY I m left wanting to explore Hallelujah John Adams worked his ass off LONG HOURS A DAY RISKING HIS HEALTH making constant sacrifices and contributions with the most humble heart A GREAT MANI ve read my share of the The dreaded multiple POV novels I m discovering it s possible that reading historical books about past Presidents might not be drudgery or work any than it s been to read about Jack or Libby taking turns narrating every other chapter If books about past Presidents are this good good storytelling I have nothing to fear I FEEL LESS RESISTANCE TO READ ABOUT MORE PAST PRESIDENTSThat s what s shifted I m ready to read another and another Ha ha we certainly have plenty of past presidents to choose from JOHN ADAMS inspired me His character was outstanding Were all Presidents this honest loving toward his wife and children down to earth decentreally decent He was bright worked hard Model integrity I didn t think of him as a politician I can t imagine Trump ever saying these word I only wish I were better ualifiedJohn Adams Ohhhhhh and Abigail did you not love this woman Up at 5am to begin her day taking care of the needs of their family and home running a farm during war loss of children while her husband was away sadness loneliness missing her partner She was a courageous independent woman ahead of her daysI knew nothing about John Adams relationship with Thomas Jefferson Friends then enemies then friends againJohn Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4 1826 same day Blows my mind John Adams lived longer than any other American President I wonder if it was all that Apple cider he drank every day uestion to those who are history buffs Suggestions of which President I might read about next A few suggestions And by whom Wonderful book great opening for me Much thanks goes to David McCullough

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David McCullough Æ 6 Free read John Adams Read Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB W John Adams as no other major American of his founding era As he has with stunning effect in his previous books McCullough tells the story from within from the point of view of the amazing eighteenth century and of those who caught up in events had no sure way of knowing how things would turn out George Washington Benjamin Franklin John Jay the British spy Edward Bancroft Madame Lafayette and Jefferson's Paris interest Maria Cosway Alexander Hamilton James Madison the scandalmonger James Callender Sally Hemings John Marshall Talleyrand and Aaron Burr all figure in this panoramic chronicle as does importantly John uincy Adams the adored son whom Adams would live to see become President Crucial to the story as it was to history is the relationship between Adams and Jefferson born opposites one a Massachusetts farmer's son the other a Virginia aristocrat and slaveholder one short and stout the other tall and spare Adams embraced conflict; Jefferson avoided it Adams had great humor; Jefferson very little But they were alike in their devotion to their country At first they were ardent co revolutionaries then fellow diplomats and close friends With the advent of the two political parties they became archrivals even enemies in the intense. Well now I just want to read a biography on Abigail Adams Watch me discuss this book in my June wrap up

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David McCullough Æ 6 Free read John Adams Read Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Struggle for the presidency in 1800 perhaps the most vicious election in history Then amazingly they became friends again and ultimately incredibly they died on the same day their day of days July 4 in the year 1826 Much about John Adams's life will come as a surprise to many readers His courageous voyage on the frigate Boston in the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits that few would have dared and that few readers will ever forget It is a life encompassing a huge arc Adams lived longer than any president The story ranges from the Boston Massacre to Philadelphia in 1776 to the Versailles of Louis XVI from Spain to Amsterdam from the Court of St James's where Adams was the first American to stand before King George III as a representative of the new nation to the raw half finished Capital by the Potomac where Adams was the first President to occupy the White House This is history on a grand scale a 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 conseuences of noble ideas Above all John Adams is an enthralling often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever live. When the door opened they proceeded Adams as instructed making three bows or reverences one on entering another halfway a third before the presenceThe United States of America have appointed me their minister plenipotentiary to Your Majesty Adams began nearly overcome with emotionI felt than I did or could express he later wrote Before him in the flesh was the tyrant who in the language of the Declaration of Independence had plundered American seas and burned American towns the monarch unfit to be the ruler of a free people while to the King he himself Adams knew could only be a despised traitor fit for the hangman s nooseIf John Adams had only been the first ambassador to England after the war that would have been enough to get a fascinating book about the revolution What a cool moment standing in front of King George after all that had happened But ambassador to England was just one of about a zillion noteworthy things Adams did in his lifetimeI m in the middle of a project of trying to learn about the American Revolution by reading a biography of each of the founding fathers With Hamilton I got a look at the foundations of the federal government With Washington I got the view from the troops on the ground With Franklin I got a look at the foundations of revolution how people went from faithful subjects to rebelsYou get a lot of all those things with Adams too but this book on Adams gives you something entirely uniue to the rest his relationship with Abigail Their letters to each other are an American treasure and they give you a view of the revolution through the eyes of a familyAdams is the first of the founding fathers I ve read about who was actually a family man You might think that would make the book less interesting Washington and Franklin were able to do the amazing things they did because they were able to make family less of a priority but instead it makes the book interesting Adams view of everything that happens is completely tied up in and shaped by his relationship with his family It grounded him He was a revolutionary hero no doubt but this is definitely the story of what happens when an ordinary man is thrown into the middle of world changing events And the events do not change him one bitI think if I m ranking the founding father books so far I would put them like this 1 Chernow s Hamilton book 2 This book 3 Brands Franklin book 4 Chernow s Washington book But I love all fourSome notes I had always been told that after the 1800 election Adams and Jefferson hated each other for the rest of their lives That s not at all true mostly because Adams wasn t really capable of hating anybody He always managed to get rocky relationships smoothed back out Jefferson and Adams were friends pretty much all the way through even when their relationship was occasionally strained Having said that every book I read about the founding fathers makes me like Thomas Jefferson even less Came away from this book really impressed by John uincy Adams Looking forward to reading about him in the future The best part of this book for me was Adams first trip across the Atlantic when he disobeyed the ship s captain s instructions and joined in a battle with a British warship Great story John and Abigail never wavered in their hatred against slavery something only Hamilton and Jay among the founding fathers can say Interesting to see the difference in how Franklin and Adams in Paris is handled by Brands in his book about Franklin and McCullough in his Adams book In the Franklin book Adams is a bore and a killjoy In the Adams book Franklin is a hindrance to progress and lazy Both appear to be at least partly true but it s interesting to see the same story from two different points of view


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