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Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough gives a complete biography of the life and times of John Adams, from his days at Harvard and his courtship of Abigail, through the American Revolution and birth of a nation, his days as Vice President and President, and ending with his reflections in retirement. Through extensive use of letters and journal entries, McCullough captures both the character of Adams and the spirit of the times in the founding days of the United States of America.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Politician trying to reform Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot in color 11-15 How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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