Monday, April 5, 2010
Ladies of Liberty by Cokie Roberts (Harper Perennial)
This book provides a unique historical perspective that I'm not sure many people have read about or heard about before. It tells the the story of the first four presidents through the words of their wives and other influential women of the period. Its a great find for anyone with an interest in women's or US history. It can be a little long and detailed for someone without this interest. But even if you skim there are great interesting facts to pick up because it's not written in an overly difficult language. Maybe not the best choice for something like a light read or beach book but still interesting background information on early American history.