Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation. Cokie Roberts.
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation

William Morrow & Company, April 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #264914
ISBN: 006078234X

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 responsibilities.

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and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, and other primary sources--many of them previously unpublished--Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.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.


In 'Founding Mothers,' Roberts paid homage to the women who helped establish America. Now she continues the story of more remarkable women and their achievements in moving the fledgling nation forward, from the election of John Adams in 1796 to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. First/first. Octavo in dustjacket. DJ flap is not clipped. Blue spine with gold lettering & beige paper covered boards. Azure cardstock end pages. Complete number line & stated 'First Edition'. Tightly bound. Clean, unmarked interiors. Inscribed: 'To Sue, Cokie Roberts' on title page below author's printed name. [481 pp.]

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