Okay, I feel weird recommending a book that I haven’t even finished yet. Truthfully, I haven’t even made it to the halfway point. Bad me, I know. I’ll keep it short.
John Adams by David McCullough has (so far) been one of the most interesting and detailed historical biographies I’ve ever read.
Like I said, I haven’t finished it yet. I think giant wordy books intimidate me because I’m having the exact same issue working my way through Don Quixote (even though I find it pretty hilarious). This could also be the reason I own four of McCullough’s books and have yet to complete one. My only complaint is that they’re maybe a little TOO detailed and I get helplessly bogged down pretty often. I seem to have lost my ability to skim through wordy passages.
In the end it doesn’t matter; I’ll persevere, finish, and be happy to cross another Presidential biography off my list. And seriously, I think McCullough may be a genius.
See the rest of the series here.