Page Smith, 'John Adams,' published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963, stated first edition.
John Adams is a two-volume 1170 page cloth bound hardcover set measuring 9 1/2" x 6 1/4". The books are encased in a protective box. The dust jackets have sun fading to the spines. Inside, the books are in mint condition, with tight, unopened binding and clean, crisp pages.
This is the first biography of John Adams to be written since the great treasury of his papers and letters became available to scholars. Adams was one of the saltiest and most perceptive diarists and letterwriters in our history, and these volumes illuminate the character of a man who was, even in his lifetime, a symbol of New England and America.
The Massachusetts layer and farmer who became the second President of the United States was one of the most remarkable men of a remarkable generation--a revolutionary statesman, a diplomat, a political theorist of wide range and profound insight. Mr. Smith tells the story of Adams' idyllic marriage to Abigail Smith of Weymouth and of his often stormy relationships with his great contemporaries, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, and Hamilton.
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 63-7188