Tuesday, March 18, 2008

PostHeaderIcon "Jefferson survives"


So spoke John Adams on his deathbed on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence (unaware that his compatriot had died but hours earlier that day).


I've always been something of an American history buff -- especially the Revolution to Civil War... which is why I have so enjoyed the John Adams miniseries on HBO.
The book by David McCullough was brilliant enough, but the acting by Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney breath much-needed life into what most people see as mythic figures rather than simple human beings who transcended much to set in motion this noble experiment called the United States of America.

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