Books for Adult Readers

“Johns Adams Unbound” Online Site Support Notebook

John Adams

Adams, John. My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Pr., 2007).

———. The Portable John Adams (New York: Penguin Classics, 2004).

Blumrosen, Alfred, and Ruth Blumrosen. Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution (Naperville, Ill.: Sourcebooks, 2005).

Bradley, Patricia. Slavery, Propaganda and the American Revolution (Jackson, Miss.: Univ. of Mississippi Pr., 2005).

Brown, Ralph A. Presidency of John Adams (Lawrence, Kans.: Univ. Pr. of Kansas, 1975).

Butterfield, Lyman H., et al.,4 vols. Adams Family Correspondence (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Pr., 1963, 1973)

———. The Book of Abigail and John (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Pr., 1975).

———. Diary and Autobiography of John Adams (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Pr., 1971).

Cappon, Lester, ed. The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Pr., 1988).

Carey, George W. The Political Writings of John Adams (Washington, D.C.: Gateway Editions, 2001).

Diggins, John P. John Adams (New York: Times Books, 2003).

Grant, James. John Adams: Party of One (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005).

Larson, Edward J. A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign (New York: Free Press, 2007).

McCullough, David. John Adams (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001).

Nagel, Patrick. Descent from Glory: Four Generations of the John Adams Family (New York: Oxford Univ. Pr., 1983).

Peterson, Merrill D. Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue (Athens, Ga.: Univ. of Georgia Pr., 1978).

Shepherd, Jack. The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness (Boston: Little Brown, 1975).

Vidal, Gore. Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Pr., 2003).

Yoder, Carolyn P., ed. John Adams, the Writer: A Treasury of Letters, Diaries and Public Documents (Honesdale, Pa.: Calkins Creek, 2007).

Abigail Adams

Akers, Charles. Abigail Adams, an American Woman (New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006).

Gelles, Edith B. Abigail Adams: A Writing Life (New York: Routledge, 2002).

Levin, Phyllis Lee. Abigail Adams: A Biography (New York: St. Martins Pr., 2001).

Withey, Lynne. Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams (New York: Touchstone, 1981).

Book Collecting

Basbanes, Nicholas A. Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book Hunter in the Twenty-first Century (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1995).

———. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1995).

———. Patience and Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places and Book Culture (New York: Harper Collins, 2001).

Carter, John (rev. by Nicholas Barker). ABC for Book Collectors (New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Pr., 1998).

McMurtry, Larry. Books: A Memoir (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008).

Olmert, Michael. Smithsonian Book of Books (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 1982).

Audio Books

Ferling, Jack. Adams and Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 (Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2004).

Larson, Edward J. A Magnificent Catastrophe (New York: Free Press, 2007).

McCullough, David. John Adams (New York: Simon & Schuster Audio, 2001).

Vidal, Gore. Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson (Prince Frederick, Md.: Recorded Books, 2003).