Krismaer, January 30, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed this book about our second President. I knew little about him before reading this account, but I have such an admiration for what he and his family sacrificed for the survival of our country.
The biggest eye openers to me were the strong marriage that Abigail and John had, even through many seperations and the character of Mr. Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson has always gotten hero worship status in our country, but if he had had his way I don't think this country would have lasted at all.
The last big thing I can take away from this book is that even though we may think today we have the most dysfunctional government and Congress, it has always been with us. If you want easy government than go with a dictatorship. A democratic republic will always be harder to govern.