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John Adams

David McCullough

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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 thought, wrote, and spoke out for the "Great Cause" come what might; who traveled far and wide in all seasons and often at extreme risk; who rose to become the second President of the United States and saved the country from blundering into an unnecessary war; who was rightly celebrated for his integrity, 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. Much about John Adams's 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 tin the winter of 1778 and his later trek over the Pyrenees are exploits few would have dared and that few listeners will ever forget. Like his masterful, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, David McCullough's John Adams has the sweep and vitality of a great novel. This is history on a grand scale -- an audiobook 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, It is an enthralling, often surprising story of one of the most important and fascinating Americans who ever lived.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

30h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:10:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:07:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:10:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:07:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:11:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:11:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:13:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:12:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:11:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:10:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:08:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:06:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:01:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:08:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:13:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:13:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:12:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:08:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:07:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:06:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:10:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:01:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:08:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:08:27