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John Adams, David McCullough--Share the journey

Original post made by Elizabeth Henin Misich, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2008

I'm more than a little late in getting to this Pulitzer winning book, but come along and make a conversation.-
Within the first 20 pages I'm floored by the fact that by 1776, the Adams family had been in Massachusetts for 100 years, and impressed by how the context/way of thinking is rolled out. - By page 60, or so, there's the pulsating, prospering, metropolis of Philadelphia. - Even having read a few bios of early Americans and some associated history, this is something else.

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Posted by GMC
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2008 at 7:35 pm

I hate to be the guy who has seen the movie, but not read the book - however... The HBO version of this book so so incredibly awesome. Paul Giamatti was fantastic. I would love to read the book now.


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Posted by Elizabeth Henin Misich
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 12, 2008 at 8:00 am

Wonderful. I'm buying the DVD [$35!]. It was the buzz for the series that got me to the book. - I expect to go on reading good portions of the book and then "catch up" w/the series if the two are closely aligned. There are so many nice surprises in the book that I don't want to take away the pleasure of their discovery by saying what they are. -


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Posted by Elizabeth Henin Misich
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2008 at 11:33 am

Such intelligent writing about such intelligent people. It's sustenance to this reader.


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