Read John Adams: Party of One by James Grant Free Online
Book Title: John Adams: Party of One|
The author of the book: James Grant
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date of issue: February 21st 2006
ISBN 13: 9780374530235
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 681 KB
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2023 times
Reader ratings: 5.7
Read full description of the books:
After David McCullough brought the second president into vogue with his wonderful John Adams, one might wonder what James Grant could contribute in Party of One. McCullough is a superb writer who has a knack for narrating history as a series of engaging stories. While Grant doesn't top him in this area, he's no slouch. He lacks McCullough's literary flair, but those who prefer a straight biography (without so much adoration for the subject) will likely be happier with Party of One.
Grant manages to do his work a few hundred pages faster than McCullough. He gives more emphasis to Adams' importance as a diplomat and--as he calls him--a junk bond trader. Grant gives rich, yet clear, descriptions of the loans Adams brokered and provides an understanding of how vital those loans were to the illiquid new nation. He examines Adams' writings and his political philosophies. He also discusses Adams' personal finance and points out how much a life of civil service cost a man who would have otherwise been quite wealthy.
Because of the areas they emphasize and their manner of doing so, Grant and McCullough provide complimentary portrayals of "His Rotundity." There's room enough for both of them.
Download John Adams: Party of One ERUB
Download John Adams: Party of One DOC
Download John Adams: Party of One TXT
Read information about the author
Reviews of the John Adams: Party of One
Add a comment
Download EBOOK John Adams: Party of One by James Grant Online free