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April 18, 2001

Public Service Announcement

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CALLED "THE COLOSSUS OF INDEPENDENCE" BY THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND "OUT OF HIS SENSES" BY OTHERS, THE STORY OF JOHN ADAMS RANGES FROM THE BOSTON MASSACRE AND INDEPENDENCE HALL PHILADELPHIA TO THE HALF-FINISHED CAPITAL ON THE POTOMAC WHERE ADAMS WAS THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO OCCUPY THE WHITE HOUSE.

HISTORIAN DAVID MCCULLOUGH HAS BEEN WORKING ON A NEW BIOGRAPHY OF ADAMS, AND ON TUESDAY, APRIL 24 AT 8 P.M. HE WILL REVEAL A FEW OF HIS SURPRISING DISCOVERIES IN A FREE PUBLIC LECTURE AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. DAVID MCCULLOUGH ON JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS, TUESDAY IN THE LIBRARY'S JEFFERSON BUILDING AT 8 P.M.

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PR 01-068
04/18/01
ISSN 0731-3527

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