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19 March

John Adams


Today I would like to talk about the John Adams (HBO Miniseries). This originally aired March 16, 2008, but since we don’t have HBO we never watched it. Recently, we were giving a Netflix account from family for Christmas. Michelle, Samantha and I all watched it. As you may know it is largely based on the novel John Adams by David McCullough. I have not yet read McCullough’s book on Adams, but I have read 1776 and think McCullough did a great job covering that momentous year for the new US.

Now that I have watched the HBO mini-series on Adams, I really look forward to reading the book. If you have not watched this series on John Adams you really should, check your local library, use Netflix, like I did or buy it from amazon. You will not be disappointed. But don’t take my word for it. It won 12 Emmy’s, 4 Golden Globes, 2 SAG’s, and many other awards and nominations. This is not to be missed for anyone who is into history, especially those who are into the American Revolution.

Other McCullough Books:
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
Brave Companions

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