|Plot Summary of John Adams: A Biography|
|" Ferling details the life of the man elected as the second President of the United States. He discusses Adam's role in the creation of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, his trips to Europe to secure loans for the fledgling country, his position as Vice President under Washington, and his sometimes thorny relations with Thomas Jefferson. On the personal side, Ferling portrays Adams' famous love affair with his wife Abigail. "
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of John Adams: A Biography|
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- revolutionary (non-communist)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- politician/elected ruler
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
- 18th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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