The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784

The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784

John and Abigail, Abigail and John - their names are as inseparably linked as those of any pair in history. The story of these lovers, domestic partners, and patriots comes to life in this collection of their intimate correspondence. The lives of this remarkable couple unfold alongside events of the Revolutionary War era, a time in which John left his family for prolonged periods to serve his colony and country. Their engaging exchanges follow John's career from provincial lawyer and farmer in Braintree, Massachusetts, to delegate to the Continental Congresses in Philadelphia, to diplomatic success in Europe. John reveals himself as an ambitious, determined, and self-doubting statesman with a trusting, deeply affectionate character and an earthy sense of humor. Abigail's lively and captivating letters show the trials of an intelligent, strong, and resourceful woman who managed the family's farm and business affairs and reared the pair's four children during her husband's long absences. Her missives to John are filled with outspoken remarks on politics, public figures, and world-shaking events. An independent thinker and advocate of equal rights for women, she urged him in one spiri

Title:The Book of Abigail and John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family, 1762-1784
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781555535223
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  • Darlene

    I had a little trouble with the language when I first started reading this book of letters. Once I got past that, I was completely enthralled with reading it. This is a compilation of letters mainly ...

  • Lynn

    After watching the "John Adams" series on HBO, I became intersted in John & Abigail's interactions and found they hade a vastly published letter-writing habit. This is a fabulous insight into what one...

  • Martin Bihl

    Absolutely tremendous. When you think of how connected we are - cell phones and instant messaging - and then you think how these two would go YEARS without hearing from each other, as their letters we...

  • Corey

    Having been brought up on a healthy love for everything Adams, I might be a little biased in saying how much I loved these letters. They're informative about the period, John's exasperated missives fr...

  • Tim

    So much more than simple words or even letters to family, this is the story of a great family committment to the founding of America and an example of the hardy stock that was the stuff or heroes and ...

  • Craig Bolton

    The Book of Abigail & John: Selected Letters of the Adams Family 1762-1784 by Abigail Smith Adams (2002)...

  • Debra

    Interesting novel composed of the letters between this famous couple....loved the history and the banter between them especially when Abigail took John to task over not writing to her enough.......

  • Doris Raines

    NICE BOOK....

  • Martha

    This book is a collection of the correspondence between John Adams and his wife Abigail during the many years of their separation during the American Revolution and years immediately following. It sta...

  • Ann

    p.153 (A to J)If you complain of neglect of Education in sons, What shall I say with regard to daughters, who every day expereience the want of it. With regard to the Education of my own children, I f...