By Edith Gelles
“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s concerns and historical past is obvious on each web page. Her therapy of the family... [is] written with figuring out and sensitivity... however it is her power as a feminist historian that makes her remedy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
— Washington Times
“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the ebook is a magnificent addition to the nation’s written history.”
— Oklahoma urban Oklahoman
Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No usual Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… fascinating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the US, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.
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