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A Traveled First Lady

Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674048010

Publication Date: 03/04/2014


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

34 color illustrations -- in 24pg 4/c insert

Belknap Press


  • Foreword by Laura Bush
  • Introduction
  • Note to the Reader
  • 1. “All Was Joy and Peace and Love”: Youth
  • 2. “An Object of General Attention”: Prussia
  • 3. “Had I Steped into Noah’s Ark”: United States
  • 4. “The Savage Had Been Expected”: Russia
  • 5. “The Memory of One, Who Was”: St. Petersburg to Paris
  • 6. “The Wife of a Man of Superior Talents”: Washington, D.C., 1819–1820
  • 7. “I Am a Very Good Diplomate”: Washington, D.C., 1821–1824
  • 8. “This Apparent Fate”: Retirement
  • Epilogue: Henry Adams on Louisa
  • Chronology
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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