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Sam Riggs focuses on a significant object in the Cabinet: the bust of John Adams. She shares the ups and downs that these two “frenemies” experienced in their relationship, the reasons why they differed and ultimately went their separate ways, and how they rekindled their friendship. She concludes with a hopeful thought: that these two individuals might show us how even the most strained human connections can be repaired.

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