Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams

A Life

Large Print - 2010
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In this vivid new biography of the most illustrious woman of America's founding era, prize-winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Abigail Adams' life story and of women's roles in the creation of the republic. Using previously overlooked documents from a host of archives, Holton shows that the wife of the second president of the United States was far more charismatic and influential than historians have realized.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410424044
Branch Call Number: 973.44 A211h 2010
Characteristics: 903 p. (large print) : ill., genealogical tables ; 23 cm


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Jan 07, 2013

I had trouble putting this book down each night, because the author did such a great job of drawing me into Abigail's life and times. She's painted neither as especially sympathetic nor is she painted as completely bad. (Although she's primarily a likeable character, she comes across as a real person.) I highly recommend it.


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Jun 18, 2014

This is a great book that shows the life of a female during the Revolutionary war, and the founding of our country. I loved learning about her feelings and opinions of the time. It also shows that Great Presidents have great wives at their sides. They do not run the country on their own.


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