The President's Daughter: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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The President’s Daughter is the provocative continuation of the irrefutable historical chronicle of Sally Hemings. Epic in proportion, yet rendered in exquisite detail, it begins in 1822 and tells the story of Harriet Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Heming’s beautiful and headstrong slave daughter. Harriet is allowed to run away from Monticello and pass for white, as Jefferson had promised Sally their children would be able to do. She experiences the turbulent events leading up to the American Civil War and ...

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Overview

The President’s Daughter is the provocative continuation of the irrefutable historical chronicle of Sally Hemings. Epic in proportion, yet rendered in exquisite detail, it begins in 1822 and tells the story of Harriet Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Heming’s beautiful and headstrong slave daughter. Harriet is allowed to run away from Monticello and pass for white, as Jefferson had promised Sally their children would be able to do. She experiences the turbulent events leading up to the American Civil War and is eventually thrust into the very heart of the Battle of Gettysburg. In The President’s Daughter, Barbara Chase-Riboud has written another classic of love and color in America.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569767337
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Rediscovered Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 339,172
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Chase-Riboud

Barbara Chase-Riboud is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her bestselling historical novels include Echo of Lions, Hottentot Venus, Sally Hemings, and Valide.

Biography

Barbara Chase-Riboud is a Carl Sandburg Prize–winning poet and the prizewinning author of four acclaimed, widely translated historical novels, the bestselling Sally Hemings, Valide: A Novel of a Harem, Echo of Lions (about the Amistad mutiny), and The President's Daughter, a prequel to ,Sally Hemings. She is a winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and received a knighthood in arts and letters from the French government in 1996. Chase-Riboud is also a renowned sculptor whose award-winning monuments grace Lower Manhattan. She is the rare living artist honored with a personal exhibition, "The Monument Drawings," in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Born and raised in Philadelphia of Canadian American descent, she was educated at Yale University and is the recipient of numerous fellowships and honorary degrees. She divides her time between Paris, Rome, and the United States.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

Good To Know

Barbara Chase-Riboud v. DreamWorks Inc.: Chase-Riboud filed suit against DreamWorks SKG in 1988, claiming that "but for [her novel] Echo of Lions, there would be no Amistad movie." The lawsuit alleged copyright infringement, breach of implied contract and unfair competition, and sought $10 million in damages.

However, the judge ruled that while Chase-Riboud's case posed valid arguments for a civil trial, its success wasn't certain enough to justify holding a $75 million film from release. The suit was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum reported in the press as in excess of one million dollars on the eve of the Oscar nominations.

However, Chase-Ribound successfully proved that the play Dusky Sally by Granville Burgess infringed the copyrights to her historical novel Sally Hemings. The Sally Hemmings suit was won in court and resulted in a landmark copyright law protecting historical fiction and writers of historical fiction.

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    1. Hometown:
      Paris, France
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 26, 1939
    2. Place of Birth:
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.F.A. from Temple University; M.A. in art and architecture from Yale University

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Loved it

    Absolutely loved the detail of characters and time as well as the drama of the whole story. Beautifully written. Recommend this book

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