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Inhaltsangabe: Abigail Adams offers a fresh perspective on the famous events of Adams's life, and along the way, Woody Holton, a renowned historian of the American Revolution, takes on numerous myths about the men and women of the founding era. But the book also demonstrates that domestic dramas-from unplanned pregnancies to untimely deaths-could be just as heartbreaking, significant, and inspiring as the actions of statesmen and soldiers. A special focus of the book is Adams's complex relationships: with her mother, sisters, and children; with her husband's famous contemporaries; and with Phoebe, one of her father's slaves. At the same time that John exhibited his own diplomatic skills on a better-known canvas, Abigail struggled to prevent the charitable gifts she gave her sisters from coming between them. In a departure from the persistently upbeat tone of most Adams biographies, Holton's work shows how frequently her life was marred by tragedy, making this the deepest, most humanistic portrayal ever published. Using the matchless trove of Adams family manuscripts, the author steps back to allow Abigail to respond to her many losses in her own words. Holton reveals that Abigail Adams sharply disagreed with her husband's financial decisions and assumed control of the family's money herself-earning them a tidy fortune through her shrewd speculations (this during a time when married women were not permitted to own property). And he shows that her commitment to women's equality and education was intense and explicitly expressed and practical, from the more than two thousand letters she wrote over her lifetime to her final will (written in defiance of legislation prohibiting married women from bequeathing property). Alternately witty, poignant, and uplifting, Holton's narrative sheds new light on one of America's best-loved but least-understood icons.

About the Author: Woody Holton is an associate professor of history at the University of Richmond in Virginia and the author of two award-winning books, including Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, a finalist for the National Book Award.

Actress and director Cassandra Campbell has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks and has received multiple Audie Awards and more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman.

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Buchbeschreibung Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2009. CD-Audio. Buchzustand: New. Unabridged edition. Language: English . Brand New. Abigail Adams offers a fresh perspective on the famous events of Adams s life, and along the way, Woody Holton, a renowned historian of the American Revolution, takes on numerous myths about the men and women of the founding era. But the book also demonstrates that domestic dramas-from unplanned pregnancies to untimely deaths-could be just as heartbreaking, significant, and inspiring as the actions of statesmen and soldiers. A special focus of the book is Adams s complex relationships: with her mother, sisters, and children; with her husband s famous contemporaries; and with Phoebe, one of her father s slaves. At the same time that John exhibited his own diplomatic skills on a better-known canvas, Abigail struggled to prevent the charitable gifts she gave her sisters from coming between them. In a departure from the persistently upbeat tone of most Adams biographies, Holton s work shows how frequently her life was marred by tragedy, making this the deepest, most humanistic portrayal ever published. Using the matchless trove of Adams family manuscripts, the author steps back to allow Abigail to respond to her many losses in her own words.Holton reveals that Abigail Adams sharply disagreed with her husband s financial decisions and assumed control of the family s money herself-earning them a tidy fortune through her shrewd speculations (this during a time when married women were not permitted to own property). And he shows that her commitment to women s equality and education was intense and explicitly expressed and practical, from the more than two thousand letters she wrote over her lifetime to her final will (written in defiance of legislation prohibiting married women from bequeathing property).Alternately witty, poignant, and uplifting, Holton s narrative sheds new light on one of America s best-loved but least-understood icons. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAC9781400114214

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Buchbeschreibung Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2009. CD-Audio. Buchzustand: New. Unabridged edition. Language: English . Brand New. Abigail Adams offers a fresh perspective on the famous events of Adams s life, and along the way, Woody Holton, a renowned historian of the American Revolution, takes on numerous myths about the men and women of the founding era. But the book also demonstrates that domestic dramas-from unplanned pregnancies to untimely deaths-could be just as heartbreaking, significant, and inspiring as the actions of statesmen and soldiers. A special focus of the book is Adams s complex relationships: with her mother, sisters, and children; with her husband s famous contemporaries; and with Phoebe, one of her father s slaves. At the same time that John exhibited his own diplomatic skills on a better-known canvas, Abigail struggled to prevent the charitable gifts she gave her sisters from coming between them. In a departure from the persistently upbeat tone of most Adams biographies, Holton s work shows how frequently her life was marred by tragedy, making this the deepest, most humanistic portrayal ever published. Using the matchless trove of Adams family manuscripts, the author steps back to allow Abigail to respond to her many losses in her own words.Holton reveals that Abigail Adams sharply disagreed with her husband s financial decisions and assumed control of the family s money herself-earning them a tidy fortune through her shrewd speculations (this during a time when married women were not permitted to own property). And he shows that her commitment to women s equality and education was intense and explicitly expressed and practical, from the more than two thousand letters she wrote over her lifetime to her final will (written in defiance of legislation prohibiting married women from bequeathing property).Alternately witty, poignant, and uplifting, Holton s narrative sheds new light on one of America s best-loved but least-understood icons. Buchnummer des Verkäufers AAC9781400114214

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Buchbeschreibung Tantor Media Inc. No binding. Buchzustand: New. Audio CD. Dimensions: 6.4in. x 5.5in. x 1.7in.Abigail Adams offers a fresh perspective on the famous events of Adamss life, and along the way, Woody Holton, a renowned historian of the American Revolution, takes on numerous myths about the men and women of the founding era. But the book also demonstrates that domestic dramasfrom unplanned pregnancies to untimely deathscould be just as heartbreaking, significant, and inspiring as the actions of statesmen and soldiers. A special focus of the book is Adamss complex relationships: with her mother, sisters, and children; with her husbands famous contemporaries; and with Phoebe, one of her fathers slaves. At the same time that John exhibited his own diplomatic skills on a better-known canvas, Abigail struggled to prevent the charitable gifts she gave her sisters from coming between them. In a departure from the persistently upbeat tone of most Adams biographies, Holtons work shows how frequently her life was marred by tragedy, making this the deepest, most humanistic portrayal ever published. Using the matchless trove of Adams family manuscripts, the author steps back to allow Abigail to respond to her many losses in her own words. Holton reveals that Abigail Adams sharply disagreed with her husbands financial decisions and assumed control of the familys money herselfearning them a tidy fortune through her shrewd speculations (this during a time when married women were not permitted to own property). And he shows that her commitment to womens equality and education was intense and explicitly expressed and practical, from the more than two thousand letters she wrote over her lifetime to her final will (written in defiance of legislation prohibiting married women from bequeathing property). Alternately witty, poignant, and uplifting, Holtons narrative sheds new light on one of Americas best-loved but least-understood icons. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Audio CD. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781400114214

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