MJ's Reviews > Dearest Friend: A Life of Abigail Adams

Dearest Friend by Lynne Withey
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Nov 23, 08

really liked it
bookshelves: library
Read in November, 2008

Solid biography, a bit dry. Written in 1981 and it didn't age all that well - clearly written in the thick of/just after the main feminist movement of the 20th century, and there are little factual notes that need changing (Abigail is no longer the only woman to be both mother and wife to presidents - Barbara Bush matched that in 2000).

Recommend this for people interested in straight biography, but I think you'd be better off with McCullough's book about John Adams than this one about Abigail.

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