By Thomas Fleming
Harper Collins Publisher (2009)
With his usual storytelling flair and unparalleled research, Tom Fleming nimbly takes us through a great deal of early American history, as his founding fathers strove to reconcile their private and public lives, often beset by a media every bit as gossip seeking and inflammatory as ours today. He offers a powerful look at the challenges women faced in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. While often brilliant and articulate, the wives of the founding fathers all struggled with the distractions and dangers of frequent childbearing and searing anxiety about infant mortality. All the more remarkable, then, that these women loomed so large in the lives of their husbands and, in some cases, their country.
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