The Story of 8 Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution
by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

:  Atria

Pub Date: April 2003

:  Hardcover

Brief Description
Tells the little-known story of eight remarkable women who helped found and form the country that is America today.  With the tremendous success of such books as John Adams (over 1 million copies in print) and The Founding Brothers, this will be the first major book in the genre geared towards women.
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"Evoking passion as fierce as that of its heroines, Melissa Lukeman Bohrer’s Glory, Passion and Principle sings out history far too long left silent. Bohrer’s book rights a long-standing wrong, telling these women’s stories in lively prose that brings to life night rides, battles of cannon and of wits, and astonishing feats of endurance.... An inspiring read!"
--Jennifer Lee Carrell, Ph.D., author of The Speckled Monster

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"Each chapter is written in a light and energetic style, often dropping the reader right into the action. Bohrer is careful to portray a culturally diverse group of women….offering a valuable perspective on the efforts and achievements of some minority women during that era."
--Publisher’s Weekly

"Remembering the Revolution's ladies
               Conventional histories of the American Revolution feature the drumbeat of the founding fathers. More muted is any fifing over the contributions of the founding mothers.
               Melissa Lukeman Bohrer, a part-time lawyer who traces her lineage back to the Mayflower, rectifies the oversight with eight spirited narratives about women who played inspirational roles in the birth of the nation. Some of the women are familiar: Abigail Adams urging her husband to "remember the ladies," and Phillis Wheatley, a slave who became a published poet.
               Others, such as Sybil Ludington, a 16-year-old who made a Reverelike ride on the New York Highlands, will be new to many readers; and one, the battle-tested heroine Molly Pitcher, is a myth whose legend represents the many female combatants of the Revolution.
               Rob Mitchell hosts the radio talk show "Pages to People," which airs on WBNW-AM and WPLM-AM."
--The Boston Herald

"Other books of interest on women's issues and women's history include:
Glory, Passion and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution (Atria, $24, 320 pages, ISBN 0743453301) by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer examines the lives of some unforgettable females and their contributions to America. Profiles of Abigail Adams, Phyllis Wheatley and Mercy Otis Warren, among others, are featured in this thoroughly researched, fascinating volume."

Full Description
Tells the little-known story of eight remarkable women who helped found and form the country that is America today, women as important in their own way as George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, but completely overlooked in the annals of history. Among these women are Abigail Adams, wife to one president and mother to another, a great intellect in her own right; Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere, who took a daring ride twice as long—and dangerous—to warn the Patriots the British were coming; Deborah Samson, the first female Sergeant, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the Continental Army. . . . In a narrative as riveting as it is informative, this book will shed light on a dark part of American history and offer a role model for all women today.

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