John Adams: A Biography Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of John Adams: A Biography

   Ferling details the life of the man elected as the second President of the United States. He discusses Adam's role in the creation of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, his trips to Europe to secure loans for the fledgling country, his position as Vice President under Washington, and his sometimes thorny relations with Thomas Jefferson. On the personal side, Ferling portrays Adams' famous love affair with his wife Abigail.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein

Chapter Analysis of John Adams: A Biography

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   revolutionary (non-communist) 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 Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

Books with storylines, themes & endings like John Adams: A Biography

John Ferling Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian