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The quotable Abigail Adams

Autor: Abigail Adams; John P Kaminski
Editorial: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng)
Base de datos:WorldCat
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Abigail Adams, wife of President John Adams, shared her penetrating and often humorous observations with correspondents ranging from friends and neighbors to family members to heads of state, offering lively opinions on human nature, politics, culture, and family life. Selected and arranged by topic, these quotations provide an entertaining introduction to the thought and character of America's founding mother. They  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Quotations
Persona designada: Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Abigail Adams; John P Kaminski
ISBN: 9780674035324 0674035321
Número OCLC: 316038220
Descripción: xxxvi, 403 pages ; 23 cm
Contenido: Introduction --
Advice --
America --
The arts --
Cities, countries, and other places --
Communications --
Death --
Dreams, imagination, memories --
Duty, honor, citizenship --
Economics --
Education --
Family and home --
Food and drink --
Foreign affairs --
Freedom, liberty, and equality --
Friends and enemies --
Government --
Health, medicine, and exercise --
History --
Human nature --
Human relations --
Language, grammar, and penmanship --
Life's blessings --
Life's difficulties --
Life's uncertainties --
Love --
The military --
Morality --
The natural world --
Pain and pleasure --
Peace --
People --
Politics --
Religion --
Travel and transportation --
Vices --
Virtues --
War --
Women --
Alternate spellings commonly used by Abigail Adams --
Chronology.
Responsabilidad: edited by John P. Kaminski.

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