By Edith Gelles
“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s concerns and historical past is obvious on each web page. Her therapy of the family... [is] written with knowing and sensitivity... however it is her energy as a feminist historian that makes her therapy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
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“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the e-book is a powerful addition to the nation’s written history.”
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Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No usual Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… fascinating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the United States, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.
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In their early days these groups had tough going. The more respectable elements in the Establishment tended to be shocked by their rowdy, untrustworthy nature. Thus, in their very first year of life the Italian Fascists suffered a staggering defeat by the Socialists. Peasant unrest became stronger, and many large estates were seized. ” For Mussolini, this situation was an opportunity to be exploited. Mussolini directed his forces at destroying all sources of proletarian or peasant leadership.
For many years the noninterventionists prevailed. Many British, French, and American leaders came to realize that there was a genuine logic in the fascist calls for a revision of the Versailles treaty; they hoped that with limited expansions, the Axis appetites would be satisfied and that with a few minor changes the old order could be maintained. In Europe, memories of World War I were too vivid for many Europeans to risk death defending the Spanish Republic or Czechoslovakia, let alone the distant Africans in Ethiopia.