Abigail and John

Portrait of a Marriage

by Edith Gelles

On Sale: 04/13/2010

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Abigail and John

Portrait of a Marriage

by Edith Gelles

On Sale: 04/13/2010

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Married in 1764, Abigail and John Adams worked side by side for a decade, raising a family while John became one of the most prosperous, respected lawyers in Massachusetts. When his duties as a statesman and diplomat during the Revolutionary War expanded, Abigail and John endured lengthy separations. But their loyalty and love remained strong, as their passionate, forthright letters attest. It's in this correspondence that Abigail comes into her own as an independent woman. It's also in these exchanges that we learn about the familial tragedies that tested them: the early deaths of their son Charles from alcoholism and their daughter Nabby from breast cancer.

As much a romance as it is a lively chapter in early American history, Abigail and John is an inspirational portrait of a couple who endured the turmoil and trials of a revolution, and in so doing paved the way for the birth of a nation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061354120
  • ISBN 10: 0061354120
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/13/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:18.50 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / General

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