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Abigail & John : portrait of a marriage

Author: Edith Belle Gelles
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of Abigail and John Adams is as much a romance as it is a lively chapter in the early history of this country. The marriage of the second president and first lady is one of the most extraordinary examples of passion and endurance that this country has ever witnessed. And it is a drama peopled with a pantheon of eighteenth-century stars: George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, his daughter Patsy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Gelles, Edith Belle.
Abigail & John.
New York : William Morrow, c2009
(OCoLC)653331384
Named Person: John Adams; Abigail Adams; John Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Belle Gelles
ISBN: 9780061353871 0061353876
OCLC Number: 232977704
Description: xi, 339 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The steel and the magnet --
A tye more binding --
Separation and the new covenant --
A new code of laws --
War and the way of duty --
Republican father --
Diplomacy at home and abroad --
In the midst of the world in solitude --
At the court of St. James's --
Looking homeward --
The most insignificant office --
Splendid misery --
The Adamses retire --
Time and silence.
Other Titles: Abigail and John
Responsibility: Edith B. Gelles.

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The story of Abigail and John Adams is as much a romance as it is a lively chapter in the early history of this country. The marriage of the second president and first lady is one of the most extraordinary examples of passion and endurance that this country has ever witnessed. And it is a drama peopled with a pantheon of eighteenth-century stars: George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, his daughter Patsy, Ben Franklin, and Mercy Otis Warren. --from publisher description

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