A fresh look at this astute, likably quirky statesman, by the author of the Pulitzer Award-winning Founding Brothers and the National Book Award winning American Sphinx.
"The most lovable and most laughable, the warmest and possibly the wisest of the founding fathers, John Adams knew himself as few men do and preserved his knowledge in a voluminous correspondence that still vibrates. Ellis has used it with great skill and perception not only to bring us the man, warts and all, but more importantly to reveal his extraordinary insights into the problems confronting the founders that resonate today in the republic they created." —Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University
This is essential reading for anyone interested in Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, or American political history.
Praise for Abraham Lincoln:
"Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced, and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may well become a classic".
—American Historical Review
"This book is bound to take first rank in the literature of Lincoln, and in many respects it may be pronounced the best of the biographies".
"Lord Charnwood’s remains the best Lincoln biography".
—The Weekly Standard
Publisher : General Press