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John Adams by David McCullough
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Aug 22, 08

Read in September, 2007

"The happiness of the people was the purpose of government, he wrote, and therefore that form of government was best which produced the greatest amount of happiness for the largest number. And since all "sober inquirers after truth" agreed that happiness derived from virtue, that form of government with virtue as its foundation was more likely than any other to promote the general happiness." pg. 102 I have EIGHT pages of quotes I journaled from this fabulous book. It is very long and detailed and took me several months to read, but I learned so much about this amazing man, his unbelievable wife and the early years of my nation. The recent mini-series on TV did justice to the book and the man. A great read for anyone interested in American history, biographies, and/or inspirational self-help motivation. Also for intelligent women who work hard, sacrifice, and motivate their husbands to be their best. Hurrah for Abigail Adams, the unsung hero!
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