I was in Washington DC for a business trip a few weeks ago. I don’t have HBO at home, but they had it in my hotel room.
While flipping through the channels, I caught a bits and pieces of the HBO mini series John Adams.
My hotel had a replica of the Declaration of Independence hanging in the lobby, and I had a picture of Thomas Jefferson in my room.
And there I sat watching the revolution on TV. It was all very patriotic…
When I got home, I ordered the DVD set. It was astoundingly good.
It was quite amusing to watch the founding fathers arguing at the continental congresses. Whenever someone in a modern political debate goes on about how the founding fathers would agree with his position, he is at least 33% full of shit, because it seems like the founding fathers could barely agree on anything, including breaking away from England.
Mr. Dickinson wouldn’t even sign the declaration!
It’s not all just politics and war, though. The love story between John and Abigail Adams is probably the most believable I’ve seen in the movies.
I really can’t say enough nice things about this series. I was sad when the story ended, and I think I’m going to read the book.
I hope they make one about Jefferson next.
I enthusiastically give John Adams 5 Jihadis out of 5.
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Most of my favorite reading involves presidential biographies. That book, like most of McCullough’s, is great. I’d also recommend his “Truman.”
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