Abigail Adams: A Biography

Abigail Adams: A Biography

by Janet Whitney
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this look into Abigail Adams' life. The book doesn't read like a novel, but the life of Abigail Adams was presented in an easy to read way and at a steady pace. I appreciate that the author didn't try to embellish or add to her life or try to determine what Abigail's thoughts may have been. I particularly enjoyed that the text was riddled with snippets of Abigail and John's correspondence over their lifetimes. This is not a quick weekend read, but definitely worth taking a few days to delve into the life of Abigail Adams.
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Aden More than 1 year ago
If you are a US history buff, this book is a must read. Long before Susan B. Anthony and the Suffragettes, there was Abigail, a saucy, intelligent, free thinker who helped to shape our nation through her husband, John Adams. She also took up the tasks of managing the family farm and keeping her family financially sound at a time when women were considered unfit for such "manly" tasks. But it's not just politics! If you love romance, you will love this book. The letters exchanged between Abigail and her "Dearest Friend" (husband John) are beautiful. Theirs was a love that surpassed the tests of time and distance. This book was written in 1947 so you may find the style of writing a bit odd, but it is a masterful work. Abigail's personality leaps from the pages. I consider it a privilege to have spent time with her!