The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Fleming
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The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

Author: Thomas Fleming

Narrator: Arthur Morey

Unabridged: 17 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 08/17/2010

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical - U.s.


With his usual storytelling flair and unparalleled research, Tom Fleming offers a compelling, intimate look at the foundersGeorge Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madisonand the women who played essential roles in their lives. From hottempered Mary Ball Washington to promiscuous Rachel Lavien Hamilton, the founding fathers' mothers powerfully shaped their sons' visions of domestic life. But lovers and wives played more critical roles as friends and often partners in fame. We learn of the youthful Washington's tortured love for the coquettish Sarah Fairfax, wife of his close friend; of Franklin's two "wives," one in London and one in Philadelphia; of Adams' long absences, which required a lonely, deeply unhappy Abigail to keep home and family together for years on end; of Hamilton's adulterous betrayal of his wife and their reconciliation; and how the brilliant Madison was jilted by a flirtatious fifteenyearold and went on to marry the effervescent Dolley, who helped make this shy man into a popular president. Jefferson's controversial relationship to Sally Hemings is also examined, with a different vision of where his heart lay. Fleming nimbly takes us through a great deal of early American history, as the founding fathers strove to reconcile their private and public lives, often beset by a media every bit as gossipseeking and inflammatory as ours today. He offers a powerful look at the challenges women faced in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. While often brilliant and articulate, the wives of the founding fathers all struggled with the distractions and dangers of frequent childbearing and searing anxiety about infant mortality. All the more remarkable, then, that these women loomed so large in the lives of their husbandsand, in some cases, their country.


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