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February 18, 2008

John Adams...The HBO Mini Series

Tom Hanks and HBO have a pretty great track record of working together (From the Earth to the Moon and Band of Brothers). Now add in David McCullough's outstanding book on John Adams and you are talking serious American history geek awesomeness!

I don't have HBO but will be ordering it ahead of the March 16th premiere.

Adams' contribution to the founding of this country doesn't get much play compared to Washington, Jefferson and Franklin but it's hard to imagine how the Revolution would have started or been successfully prosecuted without him.

If you have any interest in the Colonial/Revolutionary period and haven't read McCullough's book, you owe it to yourself to do so. McCullough tells the story through the letters between John and Abigail and captures a wonderful relationship between two people who love each other dearly but spend a large part of their lives separated from each other and at the center of the founding of this nation.

I can't wait to see how Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney bring these two interesting and complex people to life.

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posted by DrewM. at 05:00 PM

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