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First Family : Abigail and John Adams
by Joseph J. Ellis




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In this rich and engrossing account, John and Abigail Adams come to life against the backdrop of the Republic's tenuous early years.

Drawing on over 1,200 letters exchanged between the couple, Ellis tells a story both personal and panoramic. We learn about the many years Abigail and John spent apart as John's political career sent him first to Philadelphia, then to Paris and Amsterdam; their relationship with their children; and Abigail's role as John's closest and most valued advisor. Exquisitely researched and beautifully written, First Family is both a revealing portrait of a marriage and a unique study of America's early years.

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Overview

In this rich and engrossing account, John and Abigail Adams come to life against the backdrop of the Republic's tenuous early years.

Drawing on over 1,200 letters exchanged between the couple, Ellis tells a story both personal and panoramic. We learn about the many years Abigail and John spent apart as John's political career sent him first to Philadelphia, then to Paris and Amsterdam; their relationship with their children; and Abigail's role as John's closest and most valued advisor. Exquisitely researched and beautifully written, First Family is both a revealing portrait of a marriage and a unique study of America's early years.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780307389992
  • ISBN-10: 0307389995
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: September 2011
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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