Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

Author: Joseph J. Ellis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Copyright: 1993
Pages: 277
Cover Price: $ 15.95

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Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were once considered equally important fathers of the American Revolution, but over time Jefferson's reputation became enshrined and Adam's faded. In this thoughtful study of Adams in retirement, Joseph J. Ellis takes a fresh look at this astute, likable quirky statesman and his achievements.

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Massachusetts generated some of the most ardent patriotism before the Revolution and it was in Massachusetts that the first shots were fired in anger. John Adams of Massachusetts was a Founding Father, the second president, and the founder of an American political dynasty.