John Adams by David McCullough audiobook

John Adams

By David McCullough
Read by Edward Herrmann

Simon & Schuster Audio
9.90 Hours 1
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, 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; 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. 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 consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography

Winner of the 2002 Ambassador Book Award for Biography

A USA Today bestseller

A 2001 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

Oprah Magazine Pick of Best Works of History

A 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Biography

Winner of the 2002 Audie Award

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

In this powerful, epic biography, 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; 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.

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 consequences of noble ideas. Above all, John Adams is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lucid and compelling…[Written] in a fluent narrative style that combines a novelist's sense of drama with a scholar's meticulous attention to the historical record.” New York Times
“By far the best biography of Adams ever written…McCullough's special gift as an artist is his ability to re-create past human beings in all their fullness and all their humanity. In John and Abigail he has found characters worthy of his talent.” New York Review of Books
“A masterwork of storytelling.” Time
“McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.” Washington Post

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Author

Author Bio: David McCullough

Author Bio: David McCullough

David McCullough (1933-2022) acclaimed historian and #1 New York Times bestselling author, twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for Truman and John Adams, and twice received the National Book Award, for The Path Between the Seas and Mornings on Horseback. His other acclaimed books are 1776, Brave Companions, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Greater Journey, and The Wright Brothers. He was awarded numerous honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, and more than forty honorary degrees. In 1995, the National Book Foundation conferred on him its lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English