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Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and NPR. She has won countless awards, and in 2008 she was named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress. She is the author of the number one New York Times bestseller We Are Our Mothers' Daughters. Her other books, Founding Mothers, Ladies of Liberty, and From This Day Forward (written with her husband, journalist Steven V. Roberts), also spent weeks on the bestseller list. She and her husband have also collaborated on Our Haggadah. Roberts is the mother of two and grandmother of six.
NPR reporter Cokie Roberts pays homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create our nation. Roberts spotlights early influential women���heroines, reformers, and visionaries all���including Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Sacagawea, Eliza Hamilton, and Martha Jefferson. Narrating with vivid insight, bemused wonder, humor, and a soft Southern accent, Roberts sheds a fresh perspective upon the lives of these strong, brave women, who were captivated by America's birth and political intrigue, even amidst personal hardships. A small weakness is the absence of pauses before and after quotations (mostly from letters), which causes some confusion as to what is a quote and what is text. Overall, though, Roberts is an insightful and passionate reader who delights in her subjects' daily lives, triumphs, outrages, and humor. A.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It was still a great book, but not quite as good as "Founding Mothers". Both are great at giving the female perspective of the early times in the USA.Published 2 months ago by Clarence Hoop
Ms. Roberts lets us view American history through female eyes. I felt I was learning my history almost completely anew. A must read for all women.Published 2 months ago by Linda C. Rollins
Cokie Roberts is an excellent writer and brings not only these women to life, but many others from this time period. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leah Be
Parts of this book were wonderful, the politics the involvement of the women with each other and with the men , but way too much talk of parties and dresses and socials and where... Read morePublished 3 months ago by artist
This is an exceptional book about the women who helped for this country. So much history and information on our Founding Mothers!!Published 3 months ago by Patricia A. Dickherber