John Adams once exclaimed, "I have a Zeal in my Heart, for my Country and her Friends, which I cannot smother or conceal." Indeed, this Massachusetts lawyer served the public and the American nation all his life. Adams proudly played a part in winning independence for the United States. He worked hard to persuade his fellow delegates to join him in the struggle for liberty. His accomplishments can still be seen today in the lasting form of government that he and other founding fathers created more than two hundred years ago. In John Adams: Creating a Nation, author Zachary Kent helps readers rediscover founding father and second president John Adams. Helpful source documents and fact boxes help accent this insightful biography. A timeline, maps, and places to visit make this book essential for history lovers and beginners alike.