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“Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.”

 

“There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.”

 

“[As president] I refused to suffer in silence. I sighed, sobbed, and groaned, and sometimes screeched and screamed. And I must confess to my shame and sorrow that I sometimes swore.”

 
Statesman, philosopher, devoted family man, and notable wit, John Adams achieved fame first as an architect of the American Revolution and later as Americas second president. Known for his brutal honesty and devotion to justice, Adams was also a prolific writer and public speaker, and his words on patriotism, democracy, war, religion, his fellow man, and civic duty reflect the gentle musings and razor-sharp opinions of an accomplished thinker and profoundly compassionate human being.

 

The Quotable John Adams is a rich compilation of more than five hundred quotes certain to give Adams buffs a greater understanding of this remarkable founding father. Also included in this volume are insights offered by his wife Abigail, children, contemporaries, and historians, as well as interesting Adams facts and trivia. This is the quintessential book for anyone fascinated by this truly great man.

 

About the Author

Randy Howe is a registered Independent who chooses his golf and poker buddies by how qualified they are, rather than by their political affiliation. He lives in Connecticut with his conservative wife and liberal daughter and son. He is also the author of Why I Hate the Democrats, Why I Hate the Republicans, Flags of the Fifty States and Their Incredible Histories, and The Quotable Teacher.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1.      On America

2.      Statesman

3.      Politician

4.      Family Man

5.      Philosopher

6.      On War

7.      On Democracy

8.      On Wealth

9.      On His Fellow Man

10.  On Religion

11.  Funny Guy

12.  From Abigail Adams

13.  About John Adams

14.  Adams Facts

Closing

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599214092
Author:
Howe, Randy
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Adams, John
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
two-color
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.88 x 5.88 in

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