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by Abigail Adams,Margaret A. Hogan,C. James Taylor,Joseph J. Ellis,John Adams

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Author:
Abigail Adams,Margaret A. Hogan,C. James Taylor,Joseph J. Ellis,John Adams
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978-0674057050
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0674057058
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Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press; unknown edition (November 15, 2010)
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life―from smallpox to wartime shortages―in that "Age of Tryal. Michiko Kakutani, New York Times.

My Dearest Friend book . In 1801, Abigail wrote to wish her husband John a safe journey as he headed home to Quincy after serving as president of the nation he helped create. The letters that span these nearly forty years form the most significant correspondence-and reveal one of the most intriguing In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith.

Letters of Abigail and John Adams . In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to Miss Adorable, the 17-year-old Abigail Smith. The letters that span these nearly forty years form the most significant correspondence-and reveal one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships-in American history.

Adams Family Papers: An Electronic ArchiveWatch the March 2008 HBO miniseries-"John Adams"-based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biographyIn 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith.

An original letter from John Adams to Abigail .

An original letter from John Adams to Abigail, at the Massachusetts Historical Society. He was her Lysander, after the Spartan hero. She was his Diana, after the Roman goddess of the moon. She called him My Dearest Friend. Adams’s diplomatic missions to Europe resulted in years away from Abigail and their children, and the vagaries of war and trans-Atlantic travel meant that many of their letters never even made it through. Continue reading the main story.

John and Abigail Adams are the best documented couple in American history and among the most beloved. Over 1,160 of their letters have been preserved. In 1762, the twenty-four year-old John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the seventeenyear-old Abigail Smith. Historian Joseph J. Ellis has postulated that Presidents James Madison and George Washington might have had similarly compelling correspondence if they had had the opportunity. However, the Madisons were always together and George Washington had his wife destroy his letters. Likewise, Thomas Jefferson burned the letters he had exchanged with his wife.

In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old . Joseph J. Ellis was born in Washington, .

In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith. from the College of William and Mary in 1965 and a . from Yale University in 1969.

Abigail Adams, John Adams, Joseph J. Ellis. In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith

Abigail Adams, John Adams, Joseph J. In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith.

In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable," the 17-year-old Abigail Smith. In 1801, Abigail wrote to wish her husband John a safe journey as he headed home to Quincy after serving as president of the nation he helped create. The letters that span these nearly forty years form the most significant correspondence―and reveal one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships―in American history.

As a pivotal player in the American Revolution and the early republic, John had a front-row seat at critical moments in the creation of the United States, from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to negotiating peace with Great Britain to serving as the first vice president and second president under the U.S. Constitution. Separated more often than they were together during this founding era, John and Abigail shared their lives through letters that each addressed to "My Dearest Friend," debating ideas and commenting on current events while attending to the concerns of raising their children (including a future president).

Full of keen observations and articulate commentary on world events, these letters are also remarkably intimate. This new collection―including some letters never before published―invites readers to experience the founding of a nation and the partnership of two strong individuals, in their own words. This is history at its most authentic and most engaging.

  • Got this as a birthday gift for my girlfriend who enjoys history. While it does not include all of Abigail and John Adams' letters to each other, it makes for an excellent collection as it has most of them and actually allows the reader to follow their conversations, whereas other letter collections usually include only John or Abigail, but not both together.

  • As an American History Teacher, I thought I knew pretty much about our Second President.

    Reading this book has changed my understanding of what it was like to be a Founding Father! Not only are we witnessing one of the greatest love stories of the American Revolution and the formation of the United States, but as I read, I watched history, people and dates unfold before my eyes. As an admirer of Thomas Jefferson, it brought chills to me as John mentions his first conversation with Mr. Jefferson.

    This book pulls the reader in and never lets go! Abigail Adams says to her husband to "remember the ladies," and John's response is a mere sentence about laughter.... Such understanding between two people... such depth and wisdom from a man who worked tirelessly not only to shape this nation, but to remain anchored to his wife and children at a time when he'd spent more time away from them than with.

  • Should be required reading for all American History buffs. You will be amazed at the intelligence and vibrancy of our founding fathers/mothers. They are both good writers and their writing quality and the insights it contains increases over the years. Reading through these letters also gives an interesting view of how "American English" has evolved. This book will bring you to tears of both sadness and joy as you slowly realize what huge sacrifices and dangers these real people faced in inventing America day to day by the seat of their pants. Live through Bunker Hill and smallpox and surviving on potatoes and outsmarting the British with plenty of details. A hidden gem.

  • This is one of the best books I have ever read. The editor compiled the letters so that the story of their life flows smoothly. When letters are missing or the story seems to jump, the editor adds helpful historical notes. Apart from the excellent work of the editor, this is a true American love story. The depth of John and Abigail's friendship and love is apparent in every letter. You might need a box of tissue because parts of their story are tremendously sad (but I won't give away which parts). This collection of letters is engaging on a personal and emotional level, but also highly valuable for its historicity. These letters demonstrate a reality of our history that doesn't get taught in school. This is a must read for anyone interested in U.S. history, anyone interested in biography, and anyone interested in pure and honest love.

  • This book is a wonderful adjunct to the HBO series and David Mc Cullough's brilliant book.."John Adams". I have never been devoted to our American history, preferring instead Ancient cultures. I see what I have missed and vow to read more about the brave and devoted men and women who, indeed ,created our country. The love affair between John and Abigail seemed to provide the great man, as well as Thomas Jefferson, with the strength and comfort that spurred them on. Bravo!!

  • Our bookclub chose this book just about the same time that the John Adams Movie for TV came out. It could not have been at a better time. We got to know one of our founding fathers and his wife who was such a strong woman and the obvious love of his life. The reading was a bit difficult because it was all about their letters to one another written during that time period. But it was a great read. NancyHorse Sense: A whimsical desktop guide to horse care

  • I love this collection of letters between John and Abigail Adams. You become acquainted with them as you read, and then you can "hear" their voices saying the words! You come away with a respect for these two people as individuals, partners, and founders of our country.

  • I must shamefully admit that prior to the renewed interest in John Adams with the recent miniseries, I really had only a general knowledge of his role and importance in the founding of our country. This book gives a private, personal and wonderful view of the strength,deep,abiding love of this first family. I could not put it down & would highly recommend it to anyone.