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A clean examine this astute, likably quirky statesman, via the writer of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the nationwide publication Award successful American Sphinx. "The most endearing and so much laughable, the warmest and probably the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few males do and preserved his wisdom in a voluminous correspondence that also resonates. Ellis has used it with nice ability and conception not just to carry us the guy, warts and all, yet extra importantly to bare his striking insights into the issues confronting the founders that resonate this present day within the republic they created."—Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor of historical past Emeritus, Yale college.

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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

A clean examine this astute, likably quirky statesman, through the writer of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the nationwide booklet Award successful American Sphinx. "The most adorable and so much laughable, the warmest and doubtless the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few males do and preserved his wisdom in a voluminous correspondence that also resonates.

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