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My Dearest Friend Letters of Abigail and John Adams

ISBN-10: 0674057058

ISBN-13: 9780674057050

Edition: 2007

Authors: Abigail S. Adams, Margaret A. Hogan, C. James Taylor, Joseph J. Ellis, Abigail Adams

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

C. James Taylor is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Joseph J. Ellis was born in Washington, D.C. on July 18, 1943. He earned a B.A. from the College of William and Mary in 1965 and a M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1969. He was an instructor in the department of American studies at Yale University from 1968 to 1969 and an assistant professor in the department of history and social studies at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from 1969 to 1972. He began his career at Mount Holyoke College as assistant professor in the department of history in 1972 and was made professor in 1979. Ellis was dean of the faculty at Mount Holyoke from 1980 to 1990. He is also a Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. He has published articles, essays, reviews, and opinion pieces in such periodicals as American Heritage, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Civilization. He has appeared on C-SPAN and Fox News and was a participant in the 1997 Ken Burns PBS documentary "Thomas Jefferson." In 1997, Ellis published American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson and in 1998 he co-authored the article in Nature that accompanied the controversial study of the descendants of Jefferson and the slave Sally Hemmings. He has received several awards including the National Book Award in Nonfiction for American Sphinx in 1997 and the Pulitzer Prize for History for Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation in 2001. Ellis' other works include Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence, Random House, 2013); First Family: Abigail and John Adams, 2010; American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic, 2007; His Excellency: George Washington, 2004; After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture; Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, 2000; What Did the Declaration Declare? (Historians at Work), editor and contributor, 1999.

Note to the Reader and Acknowledgments
Courtship and Marriage
"Love Sweetens Life": October 1762-July 1774
"The Decisive Day Is Come": August 1774-December 1775
"We Are Determined to Foment a Rebelion": January-October 1776
"Kind Providence Has Preserved to Me a Life": January-November 1777
The Years Abroad
"I Cast My Thoughts Across the Atlantick": February 1778-April 1782
"A Signal Tryumph": July 1782-March 1788
A New Government
"The Most Insignificant Office": December 1788-January 1794
"This Whirligig of a World": February 1794-December 1795
The First Couple
"I Am Heir Apparent": January 1796-January 1797
"The Chief Majestracy of a Nation": February 1797-February 1801
Epilogue: The Death of Abigail