Dear Abigail

Dear Abigail

The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters

eBook - 2014
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For readers of the historical works of Robert K. Massie, David McCulough, and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters. "Never sisters loved each other better than we."--Abigail Adams in a letter to her sister, Mary, June, 1776 Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife, Abigail. But few know of the equally strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody, accomplished women in their own right. Now, acclaimed biographer Diane Jacobs reveals their moving story, which unfolds against the stunning backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years. Abigail, Mary, and Elizabeth grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the close-knit daughters of a minister and his wife. When the sisters moved away from one another, they relied on near-constant letters--from what John Adams called their "elegant pen"--to buoy them..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014
ISBN: 9780345549846
Branch Call Number: EBOOK

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ChristchurchLib Jul 15, 2014

"Documents the intertwined stories of America's second first lady and her two sisters, tracing their colonial childhoods, eyewitness roles in the American Revolution and adult influence on the country's early history." Biography and Memoir July 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/90664ed0-112c-4dc3-badc-4aff1fc6e001?postId=b5fb9674-9abe-43b9-af02-3e8998058388

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