John Adams: America's Greatest Founding Father (MP3 download)
By C. Bradley Thompson
For decades, John Adams was America's forgotten founding father. Today, however, he is enjoying a justly deserved renaissance. Based on Professor Thompson's award-winning book, John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, these two lectures present Adams as America's greatest founding statesman. Special attention is given to the central role Adams played in developing and then implementing the principles of the American Revolution. The first lecture provides an overview of Adam's life and political career and an in-depth examination of his early thought. The second presents Adam's theories of human nature and constitutional construction.