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Friday, February 24, 2017

Book Review: "Founding Mothers" by Cokie Roberts

I try to get a few non fiction books in my line up, and I like American history.  This was a good pick because it gives a different view of the Revolutionary period.

It is no surprise that many of the women of the time were politically engaged.  The book delves most heavily into the lives of Abigail Adams and Martha Washington, but includes many other women, too.  Some are active players, some are just defending their homes, some are supportive of their husbands and then there is Peggy Arnold--supporter of the traitor Benedict Arnold.  All of them are interesting.  I really liked this book.  It still tells of the male side of history, so we can see where the female side fit in.  The nice thing about it is that all the people felt real.  They may have been heroes, but they were human heroes.

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