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The Story of 8 Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution

By Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

published by Simon & Schuster/Atria Books (Hardcover and Trade Paperback editions)

* Finalist for the 2004 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award

* Required reading at Harvard University

* A foreign edition is forthcoming in French in 2006

"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

"Other books of interest on women's issues and women's history:  GLORY, PASSION AND PRINCIPLE 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."

"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.
                                                                                                                                 --The Boston Herald
                                                                       (Rob Mitchell, host of the radio show "Pages to People,"
                                                                                      which airs on WBNW-AM and WPLM-AM")

"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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