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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams


Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were once considered equally important fathers of the American Revolution, but over time Jefferson's reputation became enshrined and Adam's faded. In this thoughtful study of Adams in retirement, Joseph J. Ellis takes a fresh look at this astute, likable quirky statesman and his achievements.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001