"As lively, sensible, and forthright as the woman about whom it is written. . . . Illuminating." (The Boston Globe
-- the Adamses' term for each other -- is most powerfully the history of a marriage, an "Eleanor and Franklin" for the 18th century with one important difference: Their marriage worked." (Pauline Maier The New York Times Book Review
"Withey has not only brought Abigail to life, she has also added new depth and richness to our understanding of the intricate history of feminist thought." (Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
books include Voyages of Discovery: Captain James Cook and the Exploration of the Pacific
(1987) and Grand Tours and Cook's Tours: A History of Leisure Travel,
1750-1915 (1997). She has taught history at the University of Iowa, Boston University, and the University of California at Berkeley, and is now the associate director of the University of California Press. She lives in San Francisco.