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Abigail Adams : a biography

Author: Phyllis Lee Levin
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the wife of President John Adams detailing her personal life, and social and historical developments.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Abigail Adams; John Adams; Abigail Adams; John Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; Abigail Adams; John Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Lee Levin
ISBN: 0312000073 9780312000073 031229168X 9780312291686 0345354737 9780345354730
OCLC Number: 14587039
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description: xv, 575 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: In Youth the Mind Is Like a Tender Twig --
Mountains Arise to Hinder Me --
An "Eaqual" Share of Curiosity --
The Die Is Cast --
Ten Thousand Difficulties --
To Rob Me of All My Happiness --
A Call So Honorable --
This Cruel State of Separation --
Part Two: A Mere American --
As Happy as a Lord --
À la Mode de Paris --
A Degree of Tristeness --
In Public Character --
Circumstances and Connections Respectable --
One of the Choice Ones of Earth --
Part Three: In a Flurry with Politics --
A Prospect of Calamities --
Splendid Misery --
Enough of Public and Private Anxiety --
Evils of a Serious Nature --
At Least Fall with Ease --
Part Four: Faithful Are the Wounds --
Rather Too Much then Too Little --
The Young Shoots and Branches --
The Close of the Drama --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Phyllis Lee Levin.

Abstract:

A biography of the wife of President John Adams detailing her personal life, and social and historical developments.

Wife of one president and mother of another, Abigail Adams was an extraordinary woman living at an extraordinary time in American history. A tireless letter writer and diarist, her penetrating and often caustic impressions of most of the major persons of her day--including Ben Franklin, George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and King George III, among others--provide one of the best first-hand accounts of the American Revolution. This biography, researched and written over a fourteen-year period, is a fascinating portrait of a brilliant woman at the center of the founding of the American republic. -- Amazon.com

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