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Combining the skills of a gifted writer and a scholar's grasp of early America, The Way of Duty draws readers into a vividly evoked world.
The Buels have used a rich trove of documents to tell the story of a Connecticut woman, Mary Fish Silliman (1736–1818), whose adventures illuminate the day-to-day realities of living through the American Revolution.
Posted December 8, 2010
The remarkable accounting of Mary Fish from birth to death. The Buel's accurate description of 18th Century life, and of the telling of this rare woman's life are exceptional, to say the least! This was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Mary Fish takes us from 1736, her birth, to 1818 and her death. The rarity of finding so much information to confirm the life of a woman in America from this era is truly remarkable! And the Buel's tell it with rare form! From the death of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to that of three spouses, Mary Fish Silliman Noyes Dickinson's life is one that drew strength from her faith in God, and her belief in this great land. Truly an inspiration, I give this work a five star rating...and my thumbs up award! I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in biographical studies of the 18th century. DISCLOSURE: This book was a private purchase.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 13, 2009
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