Description - Abigail & John by Edith Gelles
Married in 1764, Abigail and John Adams worked side by side for a decade, raising a family while John became one of the most prosperous, respected lawyers in Massachusetts. When his duties as a statesman and diplomat during the Revolutionary War expanded, Abigail and John endured lengthy separations. But their loyalty and love remained strong, as their passionate, forthright letters attest. It's in this correspondence that Abigail comes into her own as an independent woman. It's also in these exchanges that we learn about the familial tragedies that tested them: the early deaths of their son Charles from alcoholism and their daughter Nabby from breast cancer.As much a romance as it is a lively chapter in early American history, Abigail and John is an inspirational portrait of a couple who endured the turmoil and trials of a revolution, and in so doing paved the way for the birth of a nation.
Buy Abigail & John by Edith Gelles from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 141mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Abigail & John by Edith Gelles
Book Reviews - Abigail & John by Edith Gelles