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David McCullough on a John Adams Memorial

During a 2005 Q&A interview to discuss his book "1776," David McCullough spoke about what a memorial to John Adams should look like. "I… read more

During a 2005 Q&A interview to discuss his book "1776," David McCullough spoke about what a memorial to John Adams should look like. "I think it should not be another marble tomb or obelisk, and I don't think it should try to rival either the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial or the Jefferson Memorial in scale. I think it ought to be 18th Century in scale. In other words, it should be modest in size. And I am promoting as best I can the idea that it will be the Adams Library of American Letters, and it will be a library open to visitors in a garden. Cicero says somewhere that his idea of heaven is a library in a garden, and John Adams thought that too....So this would be a library where you could come in and look at the letters--the real letters--of John and Abigail Adams, or of John Quincy Adams, or of Jefferson and Adams on display," he says. close

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