By Edith Gelles
“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s concerns and heritage is obvious on each web page. Her therapy of the family... [is] written with figuring out and sensitivity... however it is her energy as a feminist historian that makes her remedy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
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“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the publication is a powerful addition to the nation’s written history.”
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Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No usual Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… fascinating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the USA, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.
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Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage by Edith Gelles