Events Of The Last Three Centuries Come Alive Through These Women S Singular Correspondences Often Their Only Form Of Public Expression In , Rachel Revere Tries To Send Financial Aid To Her Husband, Paul, In A Note That Is Confiscated By The British First Lady Dolley Madison Tells Her Sister About Rescuing George Washington S Portrait During The War OfOne Week After JFK S Assassination, Jacqueline Kennedy Pens A Heartfelt ✓ read ↠´ Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present by Lisa Grunwald ß Letter To Nikita Khrushchev And On September , , A Schoolgirl Writes A Note Of Thanks To A New York City Firefighter, Asking Him, Were You Afraid The Letters Gathered Here Also Offer Fresh Insight Into The Personal Milestones In Women S Lives Here Is A Mid Nineteenth Century Missionary Describing A Mastectomy Performed Without Anesthesia Marilyn Monroe Asking Her Doctor To Spare Her Ovaries In A Handwritten Note She Taped To Her Stomach Before Appendix Surgery An Eighteen Year Old Telling Her Mother About Her Decision To Have An Abortion The Year After Roe V Wade And A Woman Writing To Her Parents And In Laws About Adopting A Chinese BabyWith ThanLetters And OverStunning Photographs, Women S Letters Is A Work Of Astonishing Breadth And Scope, And A Remarkable Testament To The Women Who Lived And Made History This book is a gift that will keep on giving as the many letters that were written from 1775 to 2004 will undoubtedly give me enjoyment and inspiration for some time to come I have put it beside my bed to read just a few each day so I can take the time to reflect on them but the book creeped downstairs this morning because I wanted to keep reading The very first letter is a short note from an Abigail Grant berating her husband for acting cowardly at Bunker Hill She offers to take his place if he will come home and care for their children Thank you, Eileen, for this special book. I m going to campaign for my book club to put this one on our list It s a compilation of letters that women have written through the years, and it was fascinating It starts out in the 1770s and goes to present time You just skip around and read whatever sounds interesting I spent most of my time reading Revolutionary War era letters and also letters from the mid 1900s A lot of our history is written from the male perspective since women weren t given formal education for a long time, and many could not write , and it was so refreshing and interesting to read the female point of view This compilation of letters made history come alive for me I think this is a must read for everyone. This is a great book compiling letters from a variety of women throughout US history I have not read the whole thing my copy is 800 pages but I went through and read letters from years that are meaningful to me I would love to read the whole thing at some point It would be great for a US history class I love that it gives all types of women voices We don t often hear their side of history One letter that stuck with me is a girl who dressed as a man to fight in the civil war She died on the battlefield and gave her last words to be sent by telegraph to her father asking for his forgiveness. This is a great primary source I used it for a few papers It s also just an interesting collection The authors compiled various letters written by women to their friends, family, etc about every historical topic imaginable It s a great book to flip through. This volume a gift from Brynn goes on the perpetually reading shelf It s an excellent collection of letters, the perfect thing to pick up when you re in between books or just want a change of scene I think it would also be neat to pair selections from this book while reading an American history, especially if reading about a time in which women s voices were not included in the official record Also, and my testimony is proof, a great gift. µ Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present µ Just bought this last week I like reading letters they seem so personal So far its a bit slow b c I m in the 18th century letters, which I find a bit bland, but I think overall its amazing to read history this way. I love history So often history books ignores women s role and experiences This book allows you to read letters from women written between the 1700 s and 2000 s This book contains 700 pages of American history as seen through the eyes of the women who lived it. Technically a DNF. This definitely isn t my cup of tea though I generally enjoy books like this The vast majority of the letters I read in the first 500 pages of this doorstopper were absolutely boring I spent another 100 pages or so skimming for the interesting ones and decided to leave it at that when I didn t find many . A technically DNF because there s 200 pages left. This was a good book to read in sections How the art of letter writing has vanished It does include some e mails at the end, but it s just not the same You have to thinkand havetime to think when you re writing long hand. I have this book to loan if anyone is interested.
About The Author
Lisa Grunwald is the author of the novels The Irresistible Henry House, Whatever Makes You Happy, New Year s Eve, The Theory of Everything, and Summer Along with her husband, Reuters editor in chief Stephen J Adler, she edited the bestselling anthologies The Marriage Book, Women s Letters and Letters of the Century Grunwald is a former contributing editor to Life and a former features editor of