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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
Examines the relationship and marriage of John and Abigail Adams, describing the couple's meeting and correspondence--which amassed to over twelve hundred letters--the political stresses their marriage endured, and related topics
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
Writing style
Award
Massachusetts Book Awards, Nonfiction Award, 2011.
Biography type
collective biography
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368500
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Library Journal, August 2010
  • Publisher's Weekly, August 2010
  • Kirkus Starred, July 2010
  • Booklist, September 2010
  • Choice, July 2011
  • Library Journal
  • Publisher's Weekly
  • Kirkus Starred
Dewey number
  • 973.4/4/092/2
  • B
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Adult
  • Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
E322
LC item number
.E484 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Abigail and John
Label
First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-285) and index
Control code
21412491
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 p.
Isbn
9780307269621
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2010016837
System control number
  • (rplri)75553
  • (IMchF)fol13137918
Label
First family : Abigail and John, Joseph J. Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-285) and index
Control code
21412491
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 299 p.
Isbn
9780307269621
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
2010016837
System control number
  • (rplri)75553
  • (IMchF)fol13137918

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