John Adams by David McCullough

This biography delves into the life of John Adams, the second president of the United States. The book tells the story of Adams' journey from his childhood in Massachusetts, his education at Harvard, his marriage to Abigail, his role in the Continental Congress, his diplomatic duties in Europe, his presidency, and his retirement. It also explores his complex relationships with contemporaries like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The author uses correspondence and diaries to provide an in-depth look at Adams' personal and political life, highlighting his integrity, patriotism, and political foresight.

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Total Points: 82

Since this book was first published in 2001, there is a penalty of 43.2%. The age adjusted score is 46.58.

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