The Women Who Shaped Our Nation
On Sale: April 8, 2008
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In Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts paid homage to the
heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a
new nation. Now the number one New York Times
bestselling author and renowned political
commentator—praised in USA Today as a "custodian of
time-honored values"—continues the story of early America's
influential women with Ladies of Liberty. In her
"delightfully intimate and confiding" style (Publishers
Weekly), Roberts presents a colorful blend of
biographical portraits and behind-the-scenes vignettes
chronicling women's public roles and private
Recounted with the insight and
humor of an expert storyteller and drawing on personal
correspondence, private journals, and other primary
sources—many of them previously unpublished—Roberts brings
to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid
the groundwork for a better society. Almost every quotation
here is written by a woman, to a woman, or about a woman.
From first ladies to freethinkers, educators to explorers,
this exceptional group includes Abigail Adams, Margaret
Bayard Smith, Martha Jefferson, Dolley Madison, Elizabeth
Monroe, Louisa Catherine Adams, Eliza Hamilton, Theodosia
Burr, Rebecca Gratz, Louisa Livingston, Rosalie Calvert,
Sacajawea, and others. In a much-needed addition to the
shelves of Founding Father literature, Roberts sheds new
light on the generation of heroines, reformers, and
visionaries who helped shape our nation, giving these ladies
of liberty the recognition they so greatly deserve.
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