John Adams Biography

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This book, John Adams, is a biography that tells us of the life lived by John Adams. There is a lot of historical information that is involved regarding John Adams, but there is also parts that focus on John Adams the man outside of his political stature in American history. In this book you will see who he truly was and get an unbiased perspective of how he carried himself. The author David McCullough did a great job with his book about John Adams. His writing style and diction flow well within this book when it comes to describing John Adams and his character. David McCullough definitely is qualified to write this biography of John Adams. He tells us not only of the life and important things regarding John Adams life, but he also tells …show more content…
In the book, John Adams, the novel focuses on the life of John Adams. The book focuses on the personality, appearance and importance of his life. Early within the novel John Adams is described as man who is stubborn and stuck in ways. He was also described as a religious man that was not irrational in his thoughts, but logical in his thoughts. The book also makes reference of his appearance and how he has a round face, receded hairline and how he was a short and stubby man. Finally, all throughout we see the importance of his life not only from a political standpoint, but also from narrow viewpoint which focuses on John Adams the man, rather John Adams the man who was the second United States …show more content…
With this story being a biography of the life of John Adams, I expected it to focus on his life and to show signs of appreciation for the contributions in which he was involved in with the United States. Overall, the thesis of this paper made sense to me. The life of John Adams was an important story in United States history. His political figure earned him the offices of Vice President and President of the United States. The thesis made since to me for three reasons: he was a United States President, he was a founding father of the United States Constitution and also because the whole main message with the book being a biography is to be a book about the life and importance of John Adams. When John Adams took office he was clear cut favorite to take the office after George Washington left the office, which goes to show he was liked and respected by many in United States at that time. His active participation in establishing the United States was evident. Not only was he a Founding Father, but he was a leader in the independence of the United States from Great Britain. He worked alongside several other important United States representatives to draft the Declaration of Independence. Lastly, this book was established to grant gratitude to life and accomplishments of John

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