I'm struck by the human condition of historical figures. John Adams is a great example, and I really enjoyed the way that David McCullough brought his story to life. I don't usually spend my spare time reading historical novels, but this particular book caught my attention early and while it might have been slow in parts, it was still a very rewarding investment of time

If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter
— attributed to John Adams
John Adams
By David McCullough