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Abigail and John by Edith B. Gelles
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Jul 07, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: history
Read from December 31, 2010 to January 05, 2011

I enjoyed reading this. Abigail and John have been of interest to me since 1976 and the PBS series "The Adams Chronicles." This book was what I like to call "easy" history. The facts are there, but not in a heavily academic way. There was, for me, a lot of new information on Abigail's life without John while he was serving in both Philadelphia and Europe. Their separation was long. Her endeavors, and how she maintained the family, were fascinating. Yet, despite all her hard work for the economic well-being of the family, everything was in John's name. Very interesting.
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