Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 14: A Non-Fictional Book

Again, I limited myself to the first book that entered my mind- John Adams by David McCullough. I have written about this book before, but it still is just so good. McCullough does an amazing job of truly constructing who John Adams was as well as how he sacrificed the most important thing to him- time with his family- to devote to the founding of a new nation. I would recommend reading the book before watching the HBO film series, which does a fabulous job of capturing the essence of McCullough's autobiography (NOT easy to do). It also made my visit to the John Adams' national park last year so meaningful. A definite must read :-)

FYI- did you know that David McCullough still TYPES all of his writings!!! SO impressive because the John Adams book is over 400 pages long (I learned this in the bonus feature documentary they have on the HBO series)