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Topic: Can anyone recommend a good Abigail Adams bio?

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Subject: Can anyone recommend a good Abigail Adams bio?
Date Posted: 1/15/2009 11:17 AM ET
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There are a whole bunch of them out there and I wanted to see if anyone had a suggestion on a good one to start with.  Thanks!!  : )

Subject: One is being written...
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 7:30 AM ET
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Sorry I can't remember the author but I recently read that one of the most respected biographers of the Founding Fathers (and Mothers!) is currently at work on a biography of Abigail Adams and it is expected to be better than anything yet written. I will research further and post back.

 

Date Posted: 3/14/2009 8:51 PM ET
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I've heard that Abigail Adams: A Biography by Phyllis Lee Levin is good. Also for a bit of a different approach, Portia: The World of Abigail Adams by Edith Gelles.