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John Patrick Diggins

John Patrick Diggins is distinguished professor of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including On Hallowed Ground, The Proud Decades, The Lost Soul of American Politics, The Rise and Fall of the American Left, and Max Weber: Politics and the Spirit of Tragedy. He lives in New York City.

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  • John Adams by John Patrick Diggins--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from John Patrick Diggins' biography John Adams, part of The American Presidents Series. Until recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson. Volatile, impulsive, irritable, and self-pitying, Adams seemed temperamentally unsuited for the presidency. Yet in many ways he was the perfect successor to Washington in terms of ability, experience, and popularity.

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John Adams

The American Presidents

John Patrick Diggins; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., General Editor

Times Books

A revealing look at the true beginning of American politicsUntil recently rescued by David McCullough, John Adams has always been overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson. Volatile,...

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