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First family [Abigail and John] / Joseph J. Ellis.

Ellis, Joseph J. (Author). Farr, Kimberly. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville CD-BOOK F ELLIS J. (Text) 34706001246703 CD Books Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood AUDIOBOOK BKCD BIO ADAMS (Text) 36626103114641 2nd Floor Adult Media Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 973.44 ELLI (Text) 39231031909050 Audiovisual Collection Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-CD B-Adams (Text) 78292000301153 Adult Audio Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307737786
  • ISBN: 0307737780
  • Physical Description: 9 audio discs (11 hr., 32 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Kimberly Farr.
Summary, etc.:
John and Abigail Adams left a remarkable portrait of their lives together in their personal correspondence: both were prolific letter writers (although John conceded that Abigail was the more gifted), and over the years they exchanged more than twelve hundred letters. Joseph J. Ellis distills them to give us an account both intimate and panoramic; part biography, part political history, and part love story. Ellis describes their first meeting as inauspicious--John was twenty-four, Abigail just fifteen, and each was entirely unimpressed. But they soon began a passionate correspondence that resulted in their marriage five years later. Over the next decades, the couple were separated nearly as much as they were together. When John became president, Abigail's health led to reservations about moving to the swamp on the Potomac, but he persuaded her that he needed his closest advisor by his side. Here, John and Abigail's relationship unfolds in the context of America's birth as a nation.--From publisher description.
Subject: Adams, John, 1735-1826
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 > Marriage.
Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818 > Marriage.
Married people > United States > Biography.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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