- The Women Who Raised Our Nation
- Narrated by: Cokie Roberts
- Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 30-04-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
Social history at its best, Founding Mothers unveils the determination, creative insight, and passion of the other patriots, the women who raised our nation. Cokie Roberts proves beyond doubt that like every generation of American women that has followed, the founding mothers used the unique gifts of their gender (courage, pluck, sadness, joy, energy, grace, sensitivity, and humor) to do what women do best, put one foot in front of the other in remarkable circumstances, and carry on.
"Roberts offers a much-needed look at the unheralded sacrifices and heroism of colonial women." ( Booklist)
"She [Roberts] creates a strong, though perhaps overstated, case that without the patriotism of women on the home front, the Colonies would have lost the Revolutionary War....A series of entertaining minibiographies and engaging vignettes." ( The New York Times Book Review)
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By Carol Roath on 31-05-04
What a wonderful and inspiring book! Cokie Roberts compiles an assortment of touching stories about the women that witnessed the birth of our country, with whom we share history and spirit. Not only was the content tremendous, these womens' stories were interwoven flawlessly. I loved every minute of the audio book--especially hearing the author tell the stories herself. Clearly she put HER heart and soul in to this work and it shines through.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Jody R. Nathan on 03-06-04
Interesting, but not engrossing
I found these stories interesting, but not compelling. What I found most interesting was the relationships between the ladies mentioned in this book. But, it was a little hard to follow, and I put it down several times. I enjoyed the author's reading. But I was not inspired to find out any more about these women, which was surprising to me, since I very much like American history.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful