John Adams by David McCullough
Have you ever read a book that was so good that you felt guilty reading it? Neither have I, but McCullough’s John Adams came mighty close. If you like history, especially American history, you just can’t live much longer without devouring this biography that reads like a novel. Not only does McCullough give the story of John Adams, and his wonderful wife Abigail, but also along the way he provides glorious insights into the people and events during perhaps the most important point in American history.
Admittedly, this is a big book (650 pages) but this is the first book of comparable size that I have ever read which I wish were longer. As a matter of fact, I put off reading the last fifteen pages for three days because I just didn’t want it to be over.