Joseph J. Ellis is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (FOUNDING BROTHERS) and the National Book Award (AMERICAN SPHINX). In his new book, he examines in detail the lives and careers --- on and off the political stage --- of a legendary foremother and forefather of our country.
By the name order in the title, you can tell that this will be a new slant on a great American couple. Ellis credits Abigail Adams with as much sense, political savvy and true grit as her famous husband. As he states, about one of the many instances when Abigail weighed in on John’s professional interests, "Tho