Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

By: Withey, Lynne

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Octavo 9 1/4" tall, xiv + 429 pages , stiff wraps. A near fine, clean, neat soft cover edition overall with light shelf wear, gently read; binding tight, paper slightly yellowed.


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The lively, authoritative, New York Times bestselling biography of Abigail Adams.

This is the life of Abigail Adams, wife of patriot John Adams, who became the most influential woman in Revolutionary America. Rich with excerpts from her personal letters, Dearest Friend captures the public and private sides of this fascinating woman, who was both an advocate of slave emancipation and a burgeoning feminist, urging her husband to "Remember the Ladies" as he framed the laws of their new country.

John and Abigail Adams married for love. While John traveled in America and abroad to help forge a new nation, Abigail remained at home, raising four children, managing their estate, and writing letters to her beloved husband. Chronicling their remarkable fifty-four-year marriage, her blossoming feminism, her battles with loneliness, and her friendships with Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Dearest Friend paints a portrait of Abigail Adams as an intelligent, resourceful, and outspoken woman.

Title: Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

Author Name: Withey, Lynne

Categories: Biography,

Edition: fifth printing

Publisher: Atria Books: 2002-07-09

ISBN Number: 074323443X

ISBN Number 13: 9780743234436

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 57733

Keywords: Biography, American History,