John Adams
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John Adams


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-01-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 751
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416575887


John Adams Book Description :

Chronicles the life of America's second president, including his youth, his career as a Massachusetts farmer and lawyer, his marriage to Abigail, his rivalry with Thomas Jefferson, and his influence on the birth of the United States.

The Portable John Adams

The Portable John Adams


  • Author : John Adams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 533
  • ISBN 10 : 0142437786


The Portable John Adams Book Description :

A collection of writings by America's second president features selections from his correspondence with his wife, Abigail, along with diary excerpts, parts of his memoirs, and such political writings as "A Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law," "Thoughts on Government," "A Defense of Constitutions," "Novanglus," and ""Discourse on Davila." Original.

The Education of John Adams

The Education of John Adams


  • Author : R. B. Bernstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197502716


The Education of John Adams Book Description :

The Education of John Adams is the first biography of John Adams by a biographer with legal training. It examines his origins in colonial Massachusetts, his education, and his struggle to choose a career and define a place for himself in colonial society. It explores the flowering of his legal career and the impact that law had on him and his understanding of himself; his growing involvement with the American Revolution as polemicist, as lawyer, as congressional delegate, and as diplomat; and his commitment to defining and expounding ideas about constitutionalism and how it should work as the body of ideas shaping the new United States. The book traces his part in launching the government of the United States under the U.S. Constitution; his service as the nation's first vice president and second president; and his retirement years, during which he was first a vexed and rejected ex-president and then became the revered Sage of Braintree. It describes the relationships that sustained him - with his wife, the brilliant and eloquent Abigail Adams; with his children; with such allies and supporters as Benjamin Rush and John Marshall; with such sometime friends and sometime adversaries as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson; and with such foes as Alexander Hamilton and Timothy Pickering. Bernstein establishes Adams as a key figure in the evolution of American constitutional theory and practice. This is the first biography to examine Adams's conflicted and hesitant ideas about slavery and race in the American context, raising serious questions about his mythic status as a friend of human equality and a foe of slavery. This book's foundation is the record left by Adams himself-- in diaries, letters, essays, pamphlets, and books. The Education of John Adams concludes by re-examining the often-debated question of the relevance of Adams's thought to our own time.

John Adams

John Adams


  • Author : John Quincy Adams
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2005-05-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596051010


John Adams Book Description :

One of the most complete biographies ever written about an American president, this is a remarkable effort examining the life and career of the great Revolutionary leader and the second man to take the oath of office, John Adams. Volume 1 of this two-volume work covers Adams's school days as well as his study and practice of law in pre-Revolutionary America. The Boston Massacre is discussed in great depth, along with Adams's entrance into public life and his landmark term in the Congress of 1774 straight through to the advent of the Declaration of Independence.

John Adams  Abigail Adams

John Adams Abigail Adams


  • Author : Christina Wilsdon
  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781450929523


John Adams Abigail Adams Book Description :

Delegate to the Continental Congress, and vice president and president of the United States, John Adams is a hero in American history. His wife, Abigail, an independent, strong, and capable woman, is as well. What was life like for these two patriots? How did they remain true to each other and to their convictions? Read these biographies to find out.