Amazon offers the HBO John Adams [Blu-ray] for $17.99. The HBO miniseries John Adams is a sober look at America’s complex path to independence. It reveals the violence and reasoning for separating from England. We are treated to the gruelling process of nation-building. The Founding Fathers grappled between republicanism and democracy, as they tried to find a proper system of checks and balances. The Blu-ray set also includes an on-screen historical guide, character biographies, Making of documentary and an overview of David McCullough’s body of work.