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Abigail Adams : [a life]

Author: Woody Holton
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Woody Holton (National Book Award finalist for Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution) reveals that American icon Abigail Adams was far wiser and wilier than previously known.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Abigail Adams; John Adams; Abigail Adams; John Adams; Abigail Adams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Woody Holton
ISBN: 9781416546801 1416546804
OCLC Number: 310397741
Notes: Subtitle from spine.
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 2010.
Description: xvii, 483 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: "A tender twig," 1744-1761 --
"Miss Adorable," 1761-1764 --
"For saucyness no mortal can match him," 1764 --
"Mrs. Adams," 1764-1770 --
"I should certainly have been a rover," 1770-1774 --
"Mrs. Delegate," 1774 --
"Portia," 1774-1775 --
"My pen is always freer than my tongue," 1775 --
"Remember the ladies," 1776 --
"This suspence is painfull," 1776 --
"To bear what I cannot fly from," 1777 --
"An army of women," 1777-1778 --
"I should be a gainer," 1778-1780 --
"A queer being," 1780-1781 --
"Nothing venture nothing have," 1782 --
"I will run you in debt," 1783-1784 --
"A lady at sea," 1784 --
"This money which I call mine," 1784-1785 --
"Honour, honour, is at stake," 1785-1786 --
"The grieved mind loves the soother," 1786-1787 --
"Wisdom says Soloman maketh the face to shine," 1787 --
"I design to be vastly prudent," 1787-1789 --
"Much more productive," 1789-1792 --
"With all the ardour of youth," 1792-1795 --
"Presidante," 1796-1797 --
"I did get an alteration in it," 1797-1798 --
"They wisht the old woman had been there," 1798-1800 --
"A day of darkness," 1800-1804 --
"Your mothers legacy," 1805-1809 --
"Rather positive," 1810-1811 --
"The 'threefold silken cord is broken, '" 1811-1812 --
"God loves a cheerfull Christian," 1812-1814 --
"I was thunder struck," 1814-1815 --
"Dr Tufts has always been my trustee," 1815-1818.
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Woody Holton (National Book Award finalist for Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution) reveals that American icon Abigail Adams was far wiser and wilier than previously known.

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