July 22, 2001
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John Adams

John Adams
David McCullough
McCullough's readable, fluent, and timely biography of John Adams is a fine sequel to his wonderful biography of Truman. Adams is a difficult subject for the biographer; never a lieutenant, he nevertheless is constantly working in the shadow of richer, more colorful characters: Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Abigail.