By David McCullough. ISBN 0-7432-2313-6. Copyright 2001. Softcover with 751 pages including a 40 page illustration insert.
Pulitzer Prize winner 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. 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.