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- DescriptionHistorical events of the last three centuries come alive through these women s singular correspondences often their only form of public expression. In 1775, Rachel Revere tries to send financial aid to her husband, Paul, in a te that is confiscated by the British; First Lady Dolley Madison tells her sister about rescuing George Washington s portrait during the War of 1812; one week after JFK s assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy pens a heartfelt letter to Nikita Khrushchev; and on September 12, 2001, a schoolgirl writes a te of thanks to a New York City firefighter, asking him, Were you afraid? The letters gathered here also offer fresh insight into the personal milestones in women s lives. Here is a mid-nineteenth-century missionary describing a mastectomy performed without anesthesia; Marilyn Monroe asking her doctor to spare her ovaries in a handwritten te she taped to her stomach before appendix surgery; an eighteen-year-old telling her mother about her decision to have an abortion the year after Roe v. Wade; and a woman writing to her parents and in-laws about adopting a Chinese baby. With more than 400 letters and over 100 stunning photographs, Women s Letters is a work of astonishing breadth and scope, and a remarkable testament to the women who lived and made history. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author BiographyLisa Grunwald is the author of the novels Whatever Makes You Happy, New Year s Eve, The Theory of Everything, and Summer. She is a former magazine editor. Stephen J. Adler is editor in chief of Business Week magazine and author of The Jury: Trial and Error in the American Courtroom. Grunwald and Adler live with their two children in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.
- PublisherDial Press
- Date of Publication08/04/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDial Press
- Weight1415 g
- Width181 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine43 mm
- Edited byLisa Grunwald,Stephen J Adler
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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