Review: John Adams: In His Own Words

John Adams: In His Own Words
John Adams: In His Own Words by Robert C. Baron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is a compilation of quotes taken from letters, diary entries, and other writings of John Adams.

Adams’s contributions to the Revolutionary efforts and the formation of a sound government were invaluable. He read, pondered, wrote, and shared his understanding prolifically. This book offers a small taste of John Adams’s intellect and character. It is well worth reading.

The quotes are organized into the following topics:

America
Independence
Government
Farming
Science and Technology
Education
Books and Libraries
Religion and Religious Freedom
Friends and Family
Retirement and Correspondence with Thomas Jefferson

I highly recommend this book as a primer on Adams’s political philosophy or for a resource. Most of the quotes would add clarity and flare to a paper or a speech. Finally, the format is convenient for introducing these principles to younger individuals in accessible amounts.

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