Dolley: A Novel of Dolley Madison in Love and War

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Bantam, 1994 - Fiction - 382 pages
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From the provocative pen of bestselling author Rita Mae Brown comes a fresh and fascinating novel that brings to life a well-loved legend: Dolley Madison. Wife of the fourth president, the real Dolley is revealed through an imagined diary she might have kept during 1814, her most tumultuous year--when the U.S. was again at war with Great Britain.

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User Review  - Kerri - Goodreads

I gave up on reading this book. The writing was too dry for me. Read full review

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User Review  - Ann - Goodreads

I enjoyed this! Didn't really know anything about Dolley Madison and learned quite a bit. Also learned about the War of 1812. Written in a very enjoyable and very readable manner. Read full review

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Rita Mae Brown was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, on November 28, 1944. She received an associate's degree from Broward Junior College in 1965, a B.A. in English and classics from New York University in 1968, a Cinematography Degree from the School of the Visual Arts in 1968, and a Ph.D. in English and political science from the Institute for Policy Studies in 1976. She was the writer-in-residence at the Women's Writing Center of Cazenovi College and a visiting instructor teaching fiction writing at the University of Virginia. After publishing two books of poetry, she published her first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle, in 1973. Her works include The Hand that Cradles the Rock, Sudden Death, Venus Envy, Loose Lips, and Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser. She writes the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series and Foxhunting Mysteries series. She also writes screenplays and teleplays including Sweet Surrender, Room to Move, Table Dancing, and The Long Hot Summer. Her work on TV earned several Emmy nominations and she received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Variety Show in 1982 for I Love Liberty.

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