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Founding Mothers The Women Who Raised Our Nation (Paperback)

Author:  Cokie Roberts
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 006009026X
ISBN-13: 9780060090265
Sku: 39864880
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  384
Age Range:  NA
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An inspirational but personal look into the trials and tribulations of historical women who helped shape our nation into what it has become exhibits the many facets of their lives and how they supported some of the founders of our country, profiling such key figures as Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinkney, Dolley Payne Madison, Deborah Read Franklin, and Catherine Littlefield Greene. Readers Guide available. Reprint. *Author: Roberts, Cokie *Subtitle: The Women Who Raised Our Nation *Publication Date: 2005/02/01 *Number of Pages: 359 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and their country–proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.

While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, battled the British, and framed the Constitution, the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history. #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. Drawing upon personal correspondence, private journals, and even favoured recipes, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Deborah Read Franklin, Eliza Pinckney, Catherine Littlefield Green, Esther DeBerdt Reed and Martha Washington–proving that without our exemplary women, the new country might have never survived.

In Cokie Roberts's illuminating book on women in early American history, we would expect to find Martha Washington and Abigail Adams. But now we also know about Catherine Littlefield Green, whose idea for the cotton gin was apparently purloined by Eli Whitney, and Ben Franklin's wife, Deborah, whose coping skills during her busy husband's long absences included fending off violent mobs who objected to the Stamp Act. TV journalist Roberts retrieves these and many other unsung women from the dustbin of history, showing how they influenced the lives and actions of their husbands and sons, and exploring the impact they had on the creation of America.


New York Times Book Review
"FOUNDING MOTHERS is essentially a series of entertaining minibiographies and engaging vignettes." - Amanda Fortini 05/09/2004

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