John and Abigail’s story has long been of interest to me. 1776 is one of my favorite plays. While reading this book, I learned so much more than I already knew about this famous couple. I also learned more than I ever knew about the founding of this great country.
Without question, John Adams was a great man, but this book provided me with greater insight into the workings of his mind as recorded in the vast written records he so carefully preserved with the knowledge that he was an influential player in a once in a lifetime historical event.
The majority of the Adams children did not all fare as well as their esteemed parents, and I found that to be very sad. Given that their parents were separated for so much of their lives, it is perhaps, no wonder.
Even though the events in this book happened so very long ago, I could not help but think as I read it, that the business of politics has changed so very little. This book is worth reading on many levels and filled with interesting stories to share with your children.