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Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts
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Enjoyed this series of loosely related anecdotes about significant women (and wives of significant men) during the American Revolution. Roberts isn't a biographer like David McCullough, but an advantage she brings is her female perspective that identifies stories that McCullough wouldn't recognize as significant. Minor characters were particularly fun to read about.

There are criticisms-- Roberts does seem to be trying to prove that women were just as influential as men during the revolution, and her editorial interpretation is sometimes noticeable (instead of seamless and unobtrusive). Her book is ordered by chronology, not by individual biographies, and so readers may not recognize why a woman might show up at various points throughout the book.

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Reading Progress

December 7, 2015 – Started Reading
December 7, 2015 – Shelved
January 5, 2016 – Shelved as: biography
January 6, 2016 – Finished Reading

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