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First Family: Abigail and John Adams (Large Print)

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The prizewinning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the Republic’s tenuous early years.

Joseph J. Ellis gives us a story both intimate and panoramic: equal parts biography, political history, and love story. In a fifty-plus-year political and personal partnership, John and Abigail strategized over civic and foreign affairs as often as they discussed their children and Abigail’s loneliness during John’s extended absences required by his work. Their remarkable connection is epitomized in words he wrote to her after his election to the presidency: “I can do nothing without you.”

The Adams marriage—in all its complexity, richness, triumph, and sorrow—is revealed as never before in this masterly and essential work of history.

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About the Author

Joseph J. Ellis won the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx, won the National Book Award. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and their youngest son.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739377833
Publisher:
Random House Large Print Publishing
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
First Ladies
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.23 x 6.15 x 1.02 in 1.625 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » American Studies » General
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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