Book Reviews of Dolley

Author: Rita Mae Brown
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553569490
ISBN-10: 055356949X
Publication Date: 5/1/1995
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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this is a wonderful portrait of the first lady Dolley Madison.this book is short on historical fact
and i will mark that up to it being anovel...duh!
it is an enjoyable read but do not expect a fact based book.
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Fabulous docudrama of Dolley Madison. It was riviting and brought an interesting personal light to the sacking of Washington DC by the British.
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I am a big admirer of Dolley Payne Todd Madison and thought reading this novel would be enjoyable. It wasn't. I stopped reading it before I was one-quarter of the way through. The book is actually a disservice to Mrs. Madison, one of the great women, and influential First Ladies, of American history.

For her true story, I suggest you read "A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation."
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A historical novel that portrays Dolley Madison, the wife of our fourth President, as a complex, yet down-to-earth, woman who hosted brilliant White House receptions, wore the latest French fashions, and saved Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington as she escaped from the beseiged capital during the War of 1812.
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This is not quite a biography, and not quite fiction. The author gives a well researched view of Dolley Madison, using fictionalized diary entries to bring the first lady's experiences during the burning of the capitol in 1814 to life. This is an interesting and sometimes humorous look at Dolley Madison with a background of the War of 1812.