PASSION AND PRINCIPLE:
The Story of 8 Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution
Pub Date: April 2003
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
Founding Brothers, this will be the first major book in the genre
geared towards women.
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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
--Jennifer Lee Carrell, Ph.D.,
author of The Speckled Monster
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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."
"Remembering the Revolution's
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
•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."
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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