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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.
Summary, Analysis & Review of Stephanie Dray’s and Laura Kamoie’s America’s First Daughter by Instaread Preview: America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is the story of Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph, a daughter of Thomas Jefferson. Based on Jefferson’s letters and actual historical events, the novel imagines Patsy’s struggles to remain loyal to her father while following her own heart during America’s turbulent post-Revolutionary years. The novel opens in 1826 just after the death of Jefferson. Patsy is left to go through her father’s letters. In addition to Patsy, Jefferson is survived by Sally Hemings, a slave about Patsy’s age who is the half-sister of Jefferson’s late wife. Hemings was his lover for many years and the mother of several of his children. Patsy knows the story of her father’s long relationship with Sally can never be told. It is Patsy’s duty to protect both her father and her country by keeping his secrets… PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary, Analysis & Review of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Summary, Analysis & Review of Stephanie Dray’s and Laura Kamoie’s America’s First Daughter by Instaread · Summary of the Book · Main Characters · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.
"Brooks has done so much to renew the acquaintance of American women with their foremothers ... interesting and instructive." -The American Monthly Review The widespread popularity of Miss Geraldine Brooks' book, "Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days" (1900), led to the request that the author prepare a companion volume dealing with the period immediately following the Revolutionary War. This she did in 1901 with "Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic" which included a series of eight delightful sketches of celebrated women, like Dolly Madison, Martha Jefferson, Elizabeth Patterson (Madame Bonaparte) and Dorothy Hancock. The sketch of Martha Jefferson has been excerpted here for the convenience of the reader, due to the present great interest in Thomas Jefferson's famous daughter. Brooks' account provides a pleasing sketches of Martha who had not a little to do with the early management of this country's affairs-though, perhaps, in a quiet way-and the portrait also affords a vivid glimpses of a chivalrous time. It throws entertaining side-lights upon Martha and the well-known people with whom she came in contact. It is a narrative sketch and is designed to show the character and conditions of society that governed life in America over two centuries ago. Martha Jefferson Randolph ( 1772 -1836) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. Born at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. Her nickname was Patsy. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., who served as a politician at the federal and state levels and was elected a governor of Virginia (1819-1822). They had twelve children together. Martha was very close to her father in his old age. Martha Jefferson Randolph is also the subject of the novel America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, published in March 2016. The novel draws heavily upon Jefferson's letters.
Provides information about the families who have lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue from President John Adams to President Clinton, including a look at the various celebrations held at the White House from weddings to Halloween parties.
Here are the personal philosophies, opinions, thoughts, witticisms, and feelings of such upstanding and quintessential Americans as Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, and Hillary Clinton. These women have been more than just wives of American Presidents. Their roles have included everything from negotiating with heads of state to redecorating the White House, from debating political issues to acting as advisors, confidantes, and diplomats. Through statements made during press interviews and in speeches and in writing, these women put into words what might otherwise have remained private: Abigail Adams proves herself to be a pioneer feminist; Eleanor Roosevelt defines life's ultimate success; Lady Bird Johnson recounts a soul-enriching boat ride; and much more. What they have to say about marriage, child-rearing, success, happiness, beauty in the world, education, careers for women, women in politics, relationships, growing old, love, and living life to the fullest is powerful and profound. The pronouncements, pet peeves, gibes, and joys revealed in America's First Ladies add texture to the more secretive administrations, and color to the sterner and more stoic ones.
"Barack Hussein Obama.........Few Are Chosen....The Obamanating Spirit and Remembered Stories" is an inspired book written about Barack Hussein Obama, President of the United States of America. The book consists of several topics that I hope the reader will find enlightening. It is a look backwards, in that I tell the audience about the segregated South and a look forward, the place where we must strive to be. Nevertheless, I hope that each individual will enjoy reading my book, which incorporates biography, humor, historical facts, scripture, and religious beliefs. It is not an attack on anyone or any group. It is intended to be an eye-opener in that it deals with several topics that relate to the President including birth, patriotism and religion. Each chapter discusses what I believe is an American peoples concern. Some people might see my book as a book on race relations and to some degree it is, but gently. There are thirteen chapters. In Chapter Five I discuss the forty year prophesy of the coming of Barack Obama; while in Chapter Seven I discuss the struggles of African Americans "then and now," the African American churches, including Rev. Wright, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King (among other things); Chapter Nine, "Forcing Scared Against The President" discusses how the politicians work overtime to portray President Obama illegitimately to the American Public, and Chapter Ten, disputes the assertion that Barack Obama is a radical (Really?); Chapter Eleven, "Will the Real Mr. Speaker Stand," questions the heart of John Boehner and Chapter Twelve, "Guess Who's Coming To The Tea Party" warns the Tea Party that they could very easily become the terror group of the past. Chapter One, "I Saw An Angel" is the foundation for the book and how it all got started.
This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the living First Ladies and updated bibliographies for each entry, as well as a portrait of the newest First Lady.
The President’s Daughter, America’s first major kiss-and-tell political biography, caused a sensation when it was published in 1928. Nan Britton described her six-year affair with the late Warren G. Harding, most famously including trysts in a White House coat closet. President Harding’s paternity of Britton’s daughter Elizabeth Ann, born in 1919, was proved by DNA testing in 2015.
Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, received the 2012 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD by Creative Child Magazine in the Kids Books-Fiction category and is the winner of Learning Magazine's 2012 TEACHERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR THE FAMILY! Mary America is now the first girl president of the United States. The inauguration has come and gone, the bells are over, and it's time for the new leader of the free world and the commander-in-chief to get to work! Mary's still getting used to a retired teacher being her secretary, the Secret Service following her around, and finding her way around her new home - the White House! Then there's her pesky younger brother, the First Gramps, and her Aunt Doodah and her baby trying way too hard to help. To make things worse, Mary still has school (and homework!), must go to Capitol Hill to see about the budget, and there's a big RED problem to solve! Mary needs help, and fast, so she calls her friends for a sleepover as they work hard, giggle a lot, and let's just say, Òpig outÓ to resolve just one of Mary's many problems as THE FIRST GIRL PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! Like all of Carole MarshÕs Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 140461 Lexile Measure: 800 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 4O