Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more diff From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, com...

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Title:Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Author:Gordon S. Wood
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Genres:History
ISBN:0735224714
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Reviews

  • Sean
    Dec 08, 2017
    Gordon Wood is the preeminent historian on the American Revolutionary War period and the author of "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815," which is the official installment in the Oxford History of the United States on this historical period. "Empire" is a good...
  • Heather
    Oct 24, 2017
    This was really an interesting book, fascinating really! It's an easy-ish read for history and very helpful in understanding the time and legacy of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two very key players in the American Revolution and the history of the United States after that. They...
  • Polly
    Dec 20, 2017
    Wood sees the world through the point of view of his two great men. That's good most of the time, but it renders him tone deaf at others. His comment in the first few pages that being a gentleman or commoner was more important in the 18th century than being slave or free haunted me for...
  • Jillian Doherty
    Jun 04, 2017
    Like Churchill and Orwell this awesome duel biography highlights not only both men's journeys, but illustrates how they became who they were because of their relationship. Although these founding fathers loathed each other - for having opposing personalities and political affiliatio...
  • Vincent Li
    Jan 18, 2018
    When I saw this book I groaned, because I realized I would need to add it to the list of Gordon Wood books I wanted to read, when I thought I was making good progress on that list. This book only confirms my admiration for this great historian. Wood is a great writer and a superb histo...
  • Jill Meyer
    Sep 12, 2017
    On July 4, 1826, 50 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, two men died. One, Thomas Jefferson, died at Monticello in Virginia, while the other, John Adams, died far away in Boston. Both men had been presidents of the United States, and since the countr...
  • Robert Melnyk
    Oct 14, 2017
    This book details the relationship, both personal and political, between two or our most famous founding fathers, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. These two men came from different backgrounds and differing political views, but were close friends during the early days of the American R...
  • Kristi Richardson
    Nov 07, 2017
    This won't be a traditional review but instead what I learned from reading this book that I didn't know before. John Adams was accused of being too pro British because he supported a Constitution based on the British rule. He also considered having Senators be a hereditary position...
  • Jean Poulos
    Dec 16, 2017
    This is a double biography that recounts the lives of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. It also recounts the creation of the republic. This is primarily a book about ideas as represented by two of the founding fathers. I enjoyed this book immensely. The author has a variety of topics an...
  • Matthew Hyde
    Oct 06, 2017
    So I fortunate enough to win the historical book Friends Divided in the goodreads giveaway. This book was excellent from front to back. Gordon S. Wood does an amazing job of covering the important details and thoughts of both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams during such events as the Am...