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First Family: Abigail and John Adams

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739368749
Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Farr, Kimberly
Author:
Farr, Kimberly
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Nine CD
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.8 x 5.07 x 1.1 in 0.575 lb

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Biography » Presidents and Heads of State

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