John Adams, David McCullough--Share the journey Books, posted by Elizabeth Henin Misich, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 8, 2008 at 4:09 pm
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.
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. -