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Dear Abigail Free read Ì 109 ç ❴Download❵ ✤ Dear Abigail Author Diane Jacobs – For readers of the historical works of Robert K Massie David McCulough and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters “Never sisters loved each other better t For readers of the hisFor readers of the historical works of Robert K Massie David McCulough and Alison Weir comes the first biography on the life of Abigail Adams and her sisters “Never sisters loved each other better than we” Abigail Adams in a letter to her sister Mary June Much has been written about the enduring marriage of President John Adams and his wife Abigail But few know of the eually strong bond Abigail shared with her sisters Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody accomplished women in their own right Now acclaimed biographer Diane Jacobs reveals their moving story which unfolds against the stunning backdrop of America in its transformative colonial years Abigail Mary and Elizabeth Smith grew up in Weymouth Massachuse. A well researched biographical account of a remarkable Founder and her two sisters through their letters and journals Set in chronological order it was fascinating to hear the early insights and mind of three women who were most definitely ahead of eighteenth century standards As Mary Elizabeth and Abigail grow up and begin new lives their correspondence blossoms and is fortunately left to posterity which Diane Jacobs revitalizesThere are times when the book feels a bit slow as the plot can be dry and not every page leaves you eager for the next However for an in depth look on Abigail Smith Adams or for the Adams family aficionado there is far groundbreaking material as each chapter goes along Apart from the typically referenced “Remember the Ladies” uote and letter to her husband the reader gets a sense of loyalty and devotion to family with a range of discussions on love marriage religion politics war sickness death and finances The real highlights include Abigail’s descriptions of such famous elites as Benjamin Franklin Charles Lee Jefferson as well as the culture of places such as France For while Mary socialized with old friends and Betsy stayed home with their father with John in Philadelphia she alone was invited to have coffee with General Sullivan and tea with General Lee Abigail found General John Sullivan a lawyer and former delegate to the Continental Congress a Man of Sense and Spirit while General Charles Lee now second in command to Washington lived up to his reputation for outrageous behaviorThose expecting to find on the maternal relationship between Abigail her sons and namesake daughter will surprisingly be disappointed as not much is discussed on Charles alcoholic descent or her emotions as Nabby experiences the pains of cancer This is made up for by a non deceiving title as all three sisters do indeed receive their fair share in the spotlight not just a focus on the First Lady to the President of the United States The ending came uick as Adams concluded his final term in Office with an epilogue on the last years of all three sisters Nonetheless it was just the right amount of closure needed for what felt like an already lengthy book Illustrations are provided including portraits as well as an extensive Family Tree Read the Full Review and More

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Tts the close knit daughters of a minister and his wife When the sisters moved away from one another they relied on near constant letters from what John Adams called their “elegant pen” to buoy them through pregnancies illnesses grief political upheaval and for Abigail life in the White House Infusing her writing with rich historical perspective and detail Jacobs offers fascinating insight into these progressive women’s lives oldest sister Mary who became de facto mayor of her small village youngest sister Betsy an aspiring writer who along with her husband founded the second coeducational school in the United States and middle child Abigail who years before becoming First Lady ran the family farm while her. The life of Abigail Smith Adams is certainly fascinating and should make for an exciting read; hopes were high when I picked up Dear Abigail Abigail along with her two sisters Mary and Elizabeth grew up in Weymouth Massachusetts The daughters of a minister and his wife the three girls were very close as children and maintained a close relationship through adulthood by writing letters It is these letters that forms the foundation of Diane Jacobs’ biography While Dear Abigail is informative it somehow lacks the passion and intimacy I had expected to find within the pagesMuch of what is written in Dear Abigail is already well established historical fact which was disappointing as I picked up Dear Abigail with the hopes of finding new insight into one of America’s most popular and influential First Ladys Readers are given new insight into the depth of Abigail’s sisters Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody however the focus on this biography is still Abigail and John Adams Despite being billed as a look into the intimate lives of Abigail and her sisters this book is still very much Abigail and John with Mary and Elizabeth sprinkled in The correspondence between Abigail and her sister was at times interesting as they do allow the reader a glimpse into the historical facts surrounding the lives of women during the late 1700’s and proved once again how progressive the three Smith sisters were for their time While their letters discuss pregnancy child rearing and illness they also delve deeper into Abigail’s life in the White House politics and careers While there is no doubt that Abigail due to her status as First Lady is the most famous of the Smith sister both Mary and Elizabeth had ambitious careers of their own Mary became de facto mayor of her small village while Elizabeth along with her husband founded the second coeducational school in the United States At times Dear Abigail is a gripping biography of strong empowered women during one of America’s most troubling times and at others it is dry and cold The Smith sisters were women ahead of their times and their lives are worth reading about however this book is most likely to be enjoyed by those with a strong passion for history and women’s rightsReview by Ashley LaMarClosed the Cover

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Dear AbigailHusband served in the Continental Congress first in Philadelphia and was then sent to France and England where she joined him at last This engaging narrative traces the sisters’ lives from their childhood sibling rivalries to their eyewitness roles during the American Revolution and their adulthood as outspoken wives and mothers They were women ahead of their time who believed in intellectual and educational euality between the sexes Drawing from newly discovered correspondence never before published diaries and archival research Dear Abigail is a fascinating front row seat to history and to the lives of three exceptional women who were influential during a time when our nation’s democracy was just taking hol. A very very good history book Jacobs did a very good job of not forcing her slant and thoughts into the book most of the time There were only a couple of points where I got the feeling she was trying to push anti religion or opinions of intimacy where their was little to nothing back it up but this is still one of the best books on Abigail Adams and her sisters I have ever read or think I will ever read Highly recommend this book for older readers because view spoilerthere were a couple of mentions of references to physical intimacy some understandable when talking about married couples some the author seemed to want to interject Nothing was described or overly offencive hide spoiler