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The Resource First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis

First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis

Label
First family : Abigail and John
Title
First family
Title remainder
Abigail and John
Statement of responsibility
Joseph J. Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John and Abigail Adams left a remarkable portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was the more gifted), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills them to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes their first meeting as inauspicious--John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. When John became president, Abigail's health led to reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac, but he persuaded her that he needed his closest advisor by his side. Here, John and Abigail's relationship unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.4/40922
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E322
  • E322
LC item number
  • .E484 2010
  • .E484 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-285) and index
Control code
505417131
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 p.
Isbn
9780307269621
Lccn
2010016837
System control number
(OCoLC)505417131
Label
First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-285) and index
Control code
505417131
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 p.
Isbn
9780307269621
Lccn
2010016837
System control number
(OCoLC)505417131

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