Thursday, April 19, 2012

Samuel Adams: A Life by Ira Stoll

Samuel Adams was one of my favorite founding fathers.  He would not be as popular as he is today if not for the Beer that was named in his honor. With that said, most other founding fathers were arguably not as religious as Mr. Adams and I think the progressive historians tend to favor non-religious people or people that they can explain away their heavy religious beliefs so they can advance their narrative; Adams is NOT one of those people.

This book does a good job detailing Mr. Adams' life from early on as well as the MANY positions he held in politics since he was 23 years old.  Mr. Adams was a very religious person and to a large degree, against Catholicism as it "worhips" the Pope.  He felt that the Pope's position and power was not commensurate with a society of free people.  Mr. Adams was an incredibly brave man.  During the time he opposed the King, we would have lost his head literally for saying the things he did.  I really enjoyed this book.  There are very few books on Mr. Adams and this is my first one.  I plan to read the others however they are not on the Kindle which is a problem for me.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Free Press (November 4, 2008)
ISBN-10: 0743299116

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