John Adams - David McCullough

John Adams

By David McCullough

  • Release Date: 2001-05-22
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 368 Ratings


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.


  • Awesome

    By spwillia
    A fantastic book about an American hero!
  • Not the price

    By Tony4tuna
    Fake advertising : suppose to be under US$ 4.00
  • John Adams by David McCullough

    By S. Patrick
    Brought this exceptional Founding Father to life. A detailed study of John Adam’s personal and political challenges and successes. Excellent read for anyone who wants to understand our country’s history.
  • Should Be Under $4

    By Prophet Amos
    This biography is supposed to be under four dollars. It states that in the Biography Section of iTunes.
  • Excellent

    By Emmet Aloysius
    A bit long but an enjoyable biography of an American hero who I knew very little about except an overview. A personal touch by the author adds a very intimate perspective. John Adams the man was an inspiration. Recommended for history buffs...EAF
  • The Original American

    By Potawatomie
    A great story of possibly the greatest of the great men who conceived of and brought to fruition our great nation! Compelling narrative of the differences in the characters of the men who created the United States of America. Also a tremendous love story of two people who truly lived for and needed each other throughout their lives. Both were able to bare their souls to each other and truly express their love for one another! I feel this is a book that should be read by every American! Without John Adams, I fear the United States would never have been an independent nation!
  • Great book on true American patriot

    By PaNoMaC
    This book is one of the best I've ever read. John Adams is truly an underrated hero of this nation's independence. Tremendous job!
  • Good book, bad price

    By Official book
    This is a good, interesting book. You are nuts if you pay 15 bucks for it on iBooks though. I paid 1 dollar for the hardcover at a church book sale. Only a sucker would pay 15 bucks.
  • Fascinating read!

    By Doble8592103
    This book gives an outstanding account of the events leading up to the War and independence.
  • Fantastic

    By AppleAir
    One of the best books ever.