CANCELED: Joseph Ellis discusses First Family: Abigail and John Adams



Author: Joseph Ellis discusses his new biography First Family: Abigail and John Adams .

Joseph J. Ellis won the Pulitzer Prize for Founding Brothers. His portrait of Thomas Jefferson, American Sphinx, won the National Book Award. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where he lives with his family.

Book: The prizewinning, best-selling author of Founding Brothers and His Excellency brings America’s preeminent first couple to life in a moving and illuminating narrative that sweeps through the American Revolution and the Republic’s tenuous early years.

Joseph J. Ellis gives us a story both intimate and panoramic: equal parts biography, political history, and love story. In a fifty-plus-year political and personal partnership, John and Abigail strategized over civic and foreign affairs as often as they discussed their children and Abigail’s loneliness during John’s extended absences required by his work. Their remarkable connection is epitomized in words he wrote to her after his election to the presidency: “I can do nothing without you.”

The Adams marriage—in all its complexity, richness, triumph, and sorrow—is revealed as never before in this masterly and essential work of history.

What: Joseph Ellis will discuss his new work, answer audience questions, and sign copies of his work purchased from Rainy Day Books.

When: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. We are working to reschedule the author for Fall 2011.



Event date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 12:00am
Event address: 
Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Truman Forum
4801 Main Street
64112 Kansas City
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ISBN: 9780307269621
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 26th, 2010

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