John Adams


David McCullough

Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc,
Release Date: 2001
Language: English
ISBN: 0-7435-0473-9

Editorial Reviews
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.

©2001 David McCullough; (P)2001 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved;
AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.



About 9 HOURS

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Disk 1 (54:00) - Disk 2 (50:19)
Disk 3 (53:43) - Disk 4 (53:51)
Disk 5 (48:07) - Disk 6 (42:17)
Disk 7 (43:26) - Disk 8 (41:19)
Disk 9 (51:50) - Disk 10 (47:45)
Disk 11 (53:19) - Disk 12 (50:49)

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