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John Adams

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Pulitzer Prize, Biography/Autobiography, 2002

In this powerful, epic biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who spared nothing in his zeal for the American Revolution. Adams thought, wrote, and spoke out for the "Great Cause" come what might; he traveled far and wide in all seasons and often at extreme risk; he rose to become the second president of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; he was rightly celebrated for his integrity, and regarded by some as "out of his senses"; and his marriage to the wise and valiant Abigail Adams is one of the most moving love stories in American history.

Much about Adams' life will come as a surprise to many. His rocky relationship with friend and eventual archrival Thomas Jefferson, his courageous voyage on the frigate Boston in the winter of 1778, and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits few would have dared and that few listeners will ever forget.

McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale, an audiobook about politics, war, and social issues, but also about human nature, love, religious faith, virtue, ambition, friendship, and betrayal, and the far-reaching consequences of noble ideas. Above all, it is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

Product Specifications

Author
David McCullough
Binding
Audible Audiobook
Brand
Simon & Schuster Audio
Creator
  • Nelson Runger
  • Simon & Schuster Audio
Format
Unabridged
IsAdultProduct
0
Label
Simon & Schuster Audio
Languages
  • English Original Language
Manufacturer
Simon & Schuster Audio
ProductGroup
Audible
ProductTypeName
DOWNLOADABLE_AUDIO
PublicationDate
2005-11-16
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
RunningTime
1801
Studio
Simon & Schuster Audio
Title
John Adams
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