A superb collection of profiles and essays, and focuses on the question, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters offers tremendous insight into the opportunities and challenges that women encounter today as Roberts reflects upon the number of female achievers who have graced the public stage in the past decade, "What next? ".
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our NationHarper Perennial - Drawing upon personal correspondence, mercy otis warren, deborah read franklin, bringing to life the everyday trials and extraordinary triumphs of individuals like Abigail Adams, Catherine Littlefield Green, and even favoured recipes, Eliza Pinckney, Esther DeBerdt Reed and Martha Washington–proving that without our exemplary women, Roberts reveals the often surprising stories of these fascinating women, private journals, the new country might have never survived.
From #1 new york times bestselling author cokie roberts comes new york Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and their country–proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation - 1 new york times bestselling author Cokie Roberts brings us women who fought the Revolution as valiantly as the men, often defending their very doorsteps. While much has been written about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, mothers, and framed the Constitution, battled the British, the wives, sisters and daughters they left behind have been little noticed by history.
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our NationHarper Perennial - Recounted with insight and humor, many of them previously unpublished, and drawing on personal correspondence, private journals, here are the fascinating and inspiring true stories of first ladies and freethinkers, and other primary sources, educators and explorers. Featuring an exceptional group of women—including abigail adams, sacagawea, and others—Ladies of Liberty sheds new light on the generation of heroines, Rebecca Gratz, reformers, Louise Livingston, and visionaries who helped shape our nation, Dolley Madison, finally giving these extraordinary ladies the recognition they so greatly deserve.
In this eye-opening companion volume to her acclaimed history Founding Mothers, number-one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of women who laid the groundwork for a better society.
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868Harper Perennial - With their husbands, and fathers marching off to war, either on the battlefield or in the halls of Congress, brothers, the women of Washington joined the cause as well. She concludes that the war not only changed Washington, it also forever changed the place of women. Sifting through newspaper articles, government records, and private letters and diaries—many never before published—Roberts brings the war-torn capital into focus through the lives of its formidable women.
And the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history. With the outbreak of the Civil War, social Southern town of Washington, the small, D. C. Harper Perennial. Many risked their lives making munitions in a highly flammable arsenal, toiled at the Treasury Department printing greenbacks to finance the war, and plied their needlework skills at The Navy Yard—once the sole province of men—to sew canvas gunpowder bags for the troops.
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 - Cokie roberts chronicles these women's increasing independence, their political empowerment, their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war, and in helping heal it once the fighting was done. Found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States.
After the declaration of secession, many fascinating southern women left the city, leaving their friends—such as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Lee—to grapple with questions of safety and sanitation as the capital was transformed into an immense Union army camp and later a hospital.
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our NationHarperCollins - Harper Perennial. HarperCollins. This collection succeeds in emphasizing that many unsung women left their mark well before the suffrage movement. Publishers weeklyfans of #1 new york times bestselling author cokie roberts, also a celebrated journalist for ABC and NPR, will love this stunning nonfiction picture book, as will parents and educators looking for a more in-depth book beyond the Rosie Revere and Rad Women series.
Highlighting the female explorers, educators, writers, and political and social activists that shaped our nation’s early history, this is the stunning follow-up to the acclaimed picture book edition of Founding Mothers. Beautifully illustrated by caldecott honor–winning artist Diane Goode, Ladies of Liberty pays homage to a diverse selection of ten remarkable women who have shaped the United States, covering the period 1776 to 1824.
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation - Drawing on personal correspondence and private journals, Cokie Roberts brings to life the extraordinary accomplishments of these women who created the framework for our current society, a generation of reformers and visionaries. Roberts features a cast of courageous heroines that includes african american poet lucy Terry Prince, Louise D’Avezac Livingston, Judith Sargent Murray, Native American explorer Sacagawea, Rebecca Gratz, Martha Jefferson Randolph, Elizabeth Bayley Seton, first lady Louisa Catherine Adams, Isabella Graham, and Elizabeth Kortright Monroe.
This compelling book offers a rich timeline, and an author note, biographies, bringing these dynamic ladies to life.
Founding Mothers: Remembering the LadiesHarperCollins - Details are gleaned from their letters, private journals, lists, and ledgers.1 new york times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts brings young readers a stunning nonfiction picture book that highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution. Beautifully illustrated by caldecott honor–winning artist Diane Goode, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies reveals the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes.
Roberts traces the stories of heroic, phillis Wheatley, Martha Washington, Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah Livingston Jay, patriotic women such as Abigail Adams, and others. Parents and educators looking for a more in-depth book beyond the Rosie Revere and Rad Women series will welcome Founding Mothers. Harper Perennial.
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies - HarperCollins. The bravery of these women’s courageous acts contributed to the founding of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a country that “remembered the ladies. This compelling book, biographies, based on the author's acclaimed work for adults, an author’s note, Founding Mothers, includes a rich time line, and additional web resources in the back matter.
A Spool of Blue Thread: A NovelBallantine Books - . Warm, charming and emotionally radiant, it surely must be counted as among Tyler’s best. The miami herald“Prose so polished it practically glows on the page. Houston Chronicle Harper Perennial. An understated masterpiece. Associated press“exploring the dichotomy—the imperfections that reside within a polished exterior—is Tyler’s specialty, and her latest generation-spanning work accomplishes just that, masterfully and monumentally.
Elle“the story of any family is told through the prism of time. I’ve never given any of them four stars until today: to A Spool of Blue Thread, the masterful twentieth novel by Anne Tyler. Usa today“by the end of this deeply beguiling novel, we come to know a reality entirely different from the one at the start.
A Spool of Blue Thread: A Novel - O: the oprah magazine“Well-crafted, utterly absorbing and compelling. Anne tyler remains among the best chroniclers of family life this country has ever produced. The washington post“Quintessential Anne Tyler, as well as quintessential American comedy. HarperCollins. This is how abby whitshank always describes the day she fell in love with Red in July 1959.
From This Day ForwardHarper - Cokie and steve will discuss issues from their own marriage as well as open a window onto famous unions in history, as seen from their different perspectives as husband and wife. Those stories tell a tale of the particular strengths and weaknesses of marriage in America and show the foundation of marriage as one that's undergone tremendous amounts of change while remaining fundamentally the same.
HarperCollins. Ballantine Books. Proving the doubters wrong, they have been married for over thirty years and have a few pieces of advice. Those stories tell a tale of the particular strengths and weaknesses of marriage in America and show the foundation of marriage as one that's undergone tremendous amounts of change while remaining fundamentally the same.
From This Day Forward - When cokie and steve roberts got married, some "friends" said it wouldn't last-just because she's Catholic and he's Jewish. Proving the doubters wrong, they have been married for over thirty years and have a few pieces of advice. When cokie and steve roberts got married, some "friends" said it wouldn't last-just because she's Catholic and he's Jewish.
Cokie and steve will discuss issues from their own marriage as well as open a window onto famous unions in history, as seen from their different perspectives as husband and wife. When cokie and steve roberts got married, some "friends" said it wouldn't last-just because she's Catholic and he's Jewish. Those stories tell a tale of the particular strengths and weaknesses of marriage in America and show the foundation of marriage as one that's undergone tremendous amounts of change while remaining fundamentally the same.
From This Day ForwardHarper Perennial - Taken together, these tales reveal the special nature of the wedding bond in America. They also tell the stories of other American marriages: that of John and Abigail Adams, and those pioneers, slaves and immigrants. Wise and funny, this book is more than an endearing chronicle of a loving marriage -- it is a story of all husbands and wives, and how they support and strengthen each other.
Harper Perennial. They offer stories of broken marriages as well, of contemporary families living through the "divorce revolution". They discuss the struggle to balance careers and parenthood, and how they compromise when they disagree. HarperCollins. They ruminate on their early worries about their different faiths -- she's Catholic, he's Jewish -- and describe their wedding day at Cokie's childhood home.
From This Day Forward - After thirty years together, cokie and Steve Roberts know something about marriage and after thirty distinguished years in journalism, they know how to write about it. In from this day forward, cokie and Steve weave their personal stories of matrimony into a wider reflection on the state of marriage in American today.
Here they write with the same conversational style that catapulted Cokie's We Are Our Mother's Daughters to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Ballantine Books.