Sunday, December 27, 2009


Abigail Adams (1744-1818)
Woody Holton’s Abigail Adams presents a refreshing look at one of the most influential 'Founding Mothers' of our country. Material not previously examined reveals a picture of Abigail Adams as competent businesswoman and powerful personality, who was not afraid to express her views. The advice she gave to her husband, famed politician and second President of the United States, John Adams, "Remember the Ladies..." was ahead of its time.

Holton's latest will not disappoint fans of Colonial American history, women's history, or the sharply-written biography.

About the Author
Holton was a 2007 National Book Award finalist for Unruly Americans & The Origins of the Constitution.

Further Reading and Viewing
My Dearest Friend : Letters of Abigail & John Adams edited by Margaret A. Hogan & C. James Taylor
Ladies of Liberty : The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts
John Adams by David McCullough
John Adams, an award-winning/three part series on DVD; Laura Linney plays Abigail and Paul Giamatti, John.