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First Family Abigail and John Adams (Paperback)

Author:  Joseph J. Ellis
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Format: Paperback Large Print
ISBN-10: 0739377833
ISBN-13: 9780739377833
Sku: 214415042
Publish Date: 10/26/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  509
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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.

"From the Hardcover edition."

From the Publisher:
The Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of Founding Brothers presents a narrative profile of the second president and his wife that traces their more than 50-year partnership in such areas as civic and foreign affairs. (Biography & autobiography). Simultaneous.Presents a narrative profile of the second president and his wife that traces their more than fifty-year partnership in such areas as civic and foreign affairs.


"...Mr. Ellis...uses his easy familiarity with the era to invest his portrait of the couple with authoritative historical perspective. We may not learn anything appreciably new about the Adams family, per se, but in FIRST FAMILY Mr. Ellis employs his narrative gifts to draw a remarkably intimate portrait of John and Abigail's marriage as it played out against the momentous events that marked the birth of a nation." - Michiko Kakutani 12/21/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Large Print Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0509
Product attributePublisher:   Random House Large Print Publishing
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