A short take on Abigail's life from Mary Quattlebaum's review in Washington Parent.
Abigail Adams was a minister's daughter, the wife of one president and the mother of another -- she was also an educator and accomplished writer. For her family, she was the strong, often lone provider during turbulent times. For American women, she has become an inspiration. Her letters provide a record of the birth of a nation and a window into the character of an independent and compassionate woman.