I finished the John Adams book today and it has been a very enjoyable read. You really feel you have a sense of this man and even his wife Abigail because the author uses so many of his letters of which number in the thousands! He rekindled his friendship with Jefferson in his later years and so you get some good insight into Jefferson as well. In that time Jefferson was considered the “pen” of the Declaration of Independence, while Adams was the “voice”. In 1826 the two Presidents and Charles Carroll of Maryland were the only singers of the Declaration still alive. And as fate would have it, Jefferson and Adams died within hours of each other on July 4th, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the historic birth of our country.