John Adams and the American Revolution
For John Adams the years up to the are forty - the crucial early years of our country's history - were his most active, interesting and decisive, and in this book Catherine Drinker Bowen recreates the man and his world to a miraculous degree.
As Mrs. Bowen writes: "Why have I chosen to write about John Adams? Because he is the brightest, quickest, most honest man I have...more
John grew up in an environment that was deeply religious. Braintree was a town where a man would rather die that submit to the authority of the Church of England. As a child he was not a very enthusiastic student, and had a plans of being a farmer. Luckily his father had other plans, John was to go to Harvard. Once at Harvard his appetite for learning grew. In his ...more