I just finished Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis and am now beginning another of his books, American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson.
He has a book on John Adams that I am chomping at the bit to read.
After I finish these it is off to Setting the World Ablaze, another early republic book based on Washington, Adams, and Jefferson.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg