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   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.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein








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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

Setting

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

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