Tuesday, January 27, 2009

John Adams mini series

For Christmas, a friend gave us this dvd series. We watched two of them on Christmas afternoon, while the children played with their new toys! It is such a good series! A lot of famous quotes and people are combined in this stunning HBO series to make for very educational and entertaining evenings. If you are looking for something to watch on these cold winter days, or want to learn about (or refresh) your history this is a great watch. I would also suggest it would be great for date nights!
It is amazing the struggles families went through back at the founding of our country. The sacrifices they made, the risk they took and the blood they shed. Mrs. Adams played a very big role behind the scenes and is a wonderful role model. "Behind every great man there's a great woman."
from Amazon product description
"John Adams chronicles the extraordinary life journey of one of the primary shapers of our independence and government, whose legacy has often been eclipsed by more flamboyant contemporaries like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. Set against the backdrop of a nations stormy birth, this sweeping miniseries is a moving love story, a gripping narrative, and a fascinating study of human nature. Above all, at a time when the nation is increasingly polarized politically, this story celebrates the shared values of liberty and freedom upon which this country was built."


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