Those who Love: A Biographical Novel of Abigail and John Adams

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Doubleday, 1965 - Biographical fiction - 662 pages
While it is fictionalized account of the relationship between Abigail and John Adams, it has been thoroughly researched and is accurate as far as the events in their are concerned. John and Abigail Adams were true partners in life. Their letters to one another showed that John considered not his wife, but his best friend, his intellectual equal and his greatest confidante. The book starts with the meeting of Abigail and John and their courtship in spite of her mother's initial disapproval. It centers mostly on Abigail who had the burden of making it all work while her husband pursued his political ambitions. They spent long periods of time apart while John was serving in Congress or in Europe. Quite often she had to do her best to make ends meet while John was not paid or belatdly paid by the government for his work.

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Superb. The author notes that it took 4 1/2 years of research and writing to complete this biography of John and Abigail Adams, and it shows. But this story is never dry, stuffy, or boring. The Adams ... Read full review

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This book inspired me to face the harshest obstacles and trials from the age of twenty to this day.



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Irving Stone was born Irving Tenenbaum in San Francisco, California on July 14, 1903. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1923 and a master's degree from the University of Southern California in 1924. He was known for his historically accurate fictionalized biographies. His first book, Lust for Life, was published in 1934. His other works include Clarence Darrow for the Defense, They Also Ran, Immortal Wife, President's Lady, Love Is Eternal, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Passions of the Mind, and The Origin. He won a Western Spur Award for Men to Match My Mountains. He died on August 26, 1989 at the age of 86.

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