"Traces John Adams' career from his leading role in the debate over independence, [...] to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the filed, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe [...]. It includes his highly influential 1776 pamphlet Thoughts on Government, dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal letters, [...] extensive diary excerpts. "--Jacket.
The Continental Congress, 1775-1777 -- Commissioner to France and framer of the Massachusetts constitution, 1778-1779 -- Peace negotiator with Britain and minister to the Netherlands, 1779-1783 -- Selections from the autobiography
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