The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2010 | Unabridged
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Tom Fleming examines the women who were at the center of the lives of the founding fathers. From hot-tempered Mary Ball Washington to promiscuous Rachel Lavien Hamilton, the founding fathers' mothers powerfully shaped their sons' visions of domestic life. But lovers and wives played more critical roles as friends and, often, partners in fame. Fleming nimbly takes us through a great deal of early American history, as the founding fathers strove to reconcile the private and the public, often beset by a media just as gossipseeking and inflammatory as ours today. He offers a powerful look at the challenges women faced at that time, which makes it all the more remarkable that these women loomed so large in the lives of their husbands--and, in some cases, their country.
Publisher: Ashland, OR. : Blackstone Audio, p2010, c2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781441756572
Branch Call Number: 973.30922 FLE
Characteristics: 2 MP3 compact discs (ca. 18 hrs.)


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Jul 10, 2015

I never pass up a read by Arthur Morey, this narrator is first on my list. Some interesting personals about founding fathers, but to my mind just a bit salacious too often. It will make me look into various subjects with greater interest & inspection. What president was a perfect mate? Can I name a possible 5? Human nature, a high-powered job, demands & stress on view to the world. I'd bet it's the woman at home that has the better judgement & less of a roving eye.

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