A is for Abigail
An Almanac of Amazing American Women

  • Title:

    A is for Abigail
  • Hardcover ISBN:

    0689858191
  • Hardcover Dimensions:

    10.9'' x 10.9''
  • 48 Hardcover pages

A is for Abigail Adams, who knew that women should be heard.

B is for Elizabeth Blackwell and others who wanted to heal.

C is for Evelyn Cameron and the women who went west.

D is for Emily Dickinson, our country's greatest poet.

In America: A Patriotic Primer, Lynne Cheney, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, introduced the founding principles of our country to our nation's youngest citizens. Now she brings America's children and families the stories of the many great women who are part of our history and our lives. Spanning our time as a nation, her latest book is filled with details to pore over and discuss in a celebration of the diversity, tenacity, and ingenuity of American women. With the letters of the alphabet as an outline, each page is illustrated in words, through quotations from historical sources; and in pictures, through exuberant and detailed drawings by renowned illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser.

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an important woman in the history of the United States, as well as others in her same field of accomplishment.

Lynne V. Cheney is a senior fellow at AEI.


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About the Author

 

Lynne V.
Cheney
  • Lynne Cheney has spent much of her professional life writing and speaking about the importance of knowing American history and teaching it well. As chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 1986 to 1993, she wrote and spoke about the importance of teaching children about the leaders, events, and ideas that have shaped our world, and she worked to provide opportunities for teachers to gain the in-depth knowledge that lies behind inspired instruction. Mrs. Cheney has worked to bring tales of the American past to a wide audience, writing articles about history for numerous publications on topics ranging from women's suffrage in the West to the way Americans celebrated the country's centennial. She has also turned her attention to children and their families, writing six bestselling history books for them, the most recent being We the People: The Story of Our Constitution (Simon & Schuster, 2008). She is currently working on an in-depth biography of James Madison, titled James Madison: A Life Reconsidered  (Viking, 2014), which will be released on May 6, 2014.
  • Email: lcheney@aei.org
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Hannah Gray
    Phone: 202.862.5897
    Email: hannah.gray@aei.org

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