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John Adams

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Hardcover, 1170 pages
Published January 1st 1969 by Greenwood Press (first published January 1st 1962)
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“John Adams” by Page Smith was the first comprehensive biography of Adams written once the second president’s personal papers became widely available. Published in 1962, this epic biography consists of two volumes spanning nearly 1,200 pages. This biography was the winner of a 1963 Bancroft Prize (awarded to outstanding books on the history of the Americas) and has long been recognized as one of the earliest, most thorough, treatment’s of John Adams’ life.
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Mar 20, 2016 Jim Gallen rated it it was amazing
Page Smith’s two volume biography of John Adams is extensive and through while avoiding minutia that could induce boredom. Volume I covers 1735-1784, the period from Adams’ birth to the arrival of his wife, Abigail, and daughter, Nabby, to join him in the Netherlands where he was engaged in negotiating commercial treaties. Volume II covers their arrival thorough to Adams’ death, including his vice-presidency and presidency.

Although many biographies of presidents heavily on their time in that off
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Charles Page Smith (September 6, 1917 – August 28, 1995), who was known by his middle name, was a U.S. historian, professor, author, and newspaper columnist.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Smith graduated with a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College in 1940. He then worked at Camp William James, a center for youth leadership training opened in 1940 by Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a Dartmouth College pro
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