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by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

  • ISBN: 0743453301
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Melissa Lukeman Bohrer
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Atria; 1st ptg. edition (April 29, 2003)
  • Pages: 288 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Melissa Lukeman Bohrer's ancestors were founders of Massachussetts in the 1630s, distinguished soldiers, and aides-de-camp to General . That being said, this is still a fun book that brings to life eight women of the Revolution.

Melissa Lukeman Bohrer's ancestors were founders of Massachussetts in the 1630s, distinguished soldiers, and aides-de-camp to General George Washington. A graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School, and a former columnist for The Brooklyn Heights Press, she lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband and three children. Bohrer is a story-teller in the service of the American Revolution. In the preface she describes how she ran into trouble determining the truth of many less documented events of the war, like the story of Molly Pitcher.

Glory, Passion, and Principle book. The heroism of the females of the American Revolution has gone from memory with the generation that witnessed it, and nothing, absolutely nothing, remains upon the ear of the young of the present day. - - Charles Francis Adams John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin - these are the names we typically associate with the American Revolution.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-262) and index. Sybil Ludington - Phillis Wheatley - Abigail Adams - Mercy Otis Warren - Lydia Darragh - Molly Pitcher - Deborah Sampson - Nancy Ward. Profiles eight American women who made significant contributions to the American Revolution, from sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington, who rode twice as far as Paul Revere to alert patriots; to Deborah Samson, who posed as a man to fight as a Continental Army soldier; to Phyllis Wheatley, a slave and first-published African-American author.

Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution

Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution. by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer. Much has been written of the brave deeds, acts of heroism, and intellectual prowess of the men who drafted the Declaration of Independence over two hundred years ago, yet almost no attention has been paid to the extraordinary women of that time - women who helped found our nation with courage, sacrifice, and intellect equal to any of the famed male politicians.

Glory, Passion, and Principle ] rectifies the oversight with eight spirited narratives about women who played . As a member of DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, I am always on the look out for more information about our founding. this is SPLENDID !!!!!

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Melissa Lukeman Bohrer's ancestors were founders of Massachussetts in the 1630s, distinguished soldiers, and . rectifies the oversight with eight spirited narratives about women who played inspirational roles in the birth of the nation.

Glory, Passion, and Principle is an extraordinary journey through revolutionary America as seen from a woman's perspective

The heroism of the females of the American Revolution has gone from memory with the generation that witnessed it, and nothing, absolutely nothing, remains upon the ear of the young of the present day. Glory, Passion, and Principle is an extraordinary journey through revolutionary America as seen from a woman's perspective. Here are the lesser-known stories of eight influential females who fought for freedom - for their country and themselves - at all costs.

The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution. But was American History solely written by men? Were there no influential women?

She definitely succeeded in bringing light to the American woman heroes of the 18th century. Fiction or Nonfiction?

Glory, Passion, and Principle : The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution. She definitely succeeded in bringing light to the American woman heroes of the 18th century. Fiction or Nonfiction?

Profiles eight American women who made significant contributions to the American Revolution, from sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington, who rode twice as far as Paul Revere to alert patriots; to Deborah Samson, who posed as a man to fight as a Continental Army soldier; to Phyllis Wheatley, a slave and first-published African-American author.Profiles eight American women who made significant contributions to the American Revolution, including Sybil Ludington, Deborah Samson, and Phillis Wheatley.
Reviews about Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution (7):
Hawk Flying
Great Book! It's worth reading.
Tto
I love this book, it's why i ordered it. I gave my 1st copy away as a gift and missed having it to reference.
Adrietius
I had to read this for a collage history class. It does have historical inaccuracies. It is a quick read not the most exciting book
Doukasa
terrific to find a useful book like this. Thanks a million for offering it to me, and great service. Wonderful.
BroWelm
Women's contribution to the American Revolution is not often considered, discussed, or the topic of novels or history books. Melissa Likeman Rohrer has taken on the task of bringing to our attention the considerable contribution by women that most of us know nothing about. She does this by selecting eight women from differing backgrounds and varied contributions and using them as examples of the many more women who were part of the revolution and largely unknown: from a young girl doing a night ride by horseback to warn families of the coming enemy troops, to a Black woman poet, to a playwright, to a camp follower who manned a cannon when her husband was injured, to a woman who dressed as a man, fought in battles, and was ultimately pensioned by the govrnment for her bravery, and to a Cherokee "honored" woman who fought in Indian wars and served as a chief. Researched and documented yet largely reading as smoothly as a novel, this book is of great interest to us all, especially women who generally do not know what women before us have accomplished. Very readable!
Lamranilv
I agree with the previous reviewers -- this is not a scholarly treatment, it is meant for the more general reader; and the historical errors like the amazing time-traveling zipper (and others) are troublesome. That being said, this is still a fun book that brings to life eight women of the Revolution.

Bohrer is a story-teller in the service of the American Revolution. In the preface she describes how she ran into trouble determining the truth of many less documented events of the war, like the story of Molly Pitcher. "If Molly is a myth," Bohrer concludes, "she is a myth that has transcended fact, a myth that has, two hundred years later, become a symbol of the revolution." She goes on to say perceptively, "Is myth a lie, or a shorthand way of recording the experience of a culture? Often myth inspires, offers a way of looking at the world we may not have seen before. The Greeks understood this intimately as they handed down the entire history through the use of myth." We, however, live in the 21st century and we are not the Greeks. Historians room uncomfortably with myth. We want to determine what portion of the myth was true, and exactly what the relation was to the true events, which is fine. But another way to look at myth is to let it be myth -- the shorthand recording of the experience of a culture.

This book is not a collection of myths. But it is a conscious telling of historical events as stories, not accountings of facts. If you can let this book be what it is, you will enjoy it and benefit from it. Perhaps it is for a younger reader and for the non-professional historian. But this middle-aged historian who has read and taught the scholarly versions uncounted times enjoyed it thoroughly for what it is. Given the invisibility of women in the records of the American Revolution (with a few notable exceptions), perhaps these kinds of stories are the closest we can get to them. Certainly, they allow us to make that vital emotional connection with them.
Voodoogore
I work with younger readers, and while I've not yet recommended it to those readers, this book has informed some of my work in class. Yes, some parts are fictionalized to make the narrative stand up better, and there are some inaccuracies (although I'm not a good enough historian to spot them all), but the book is interesting because it sheds light on lesser-known strong women (and girls) in the American Revolution. While it's not the best book I've ever read, it's informative and colorful. And there's nothing wrong with fictionalizing the details of a narrative to get the story out there--I don't recall anywhere being told that this was hard historical fact, and I don't recall a single foot- or endnote. Not a problem, just a thing.
I agree with most of the above reviewers. However, some of the mistakes may be in editing and even with that, it was nice to be exposed, however briefly and inaccurately, to the women who have mostly been overlooked. I especially liked the chapter on Molly Pitcher. The author chose to write more in the narrative to expose what she felt Molly and her other military sisters to have gone through. Despite the tale being patched together between two or more possible real characters, it set the tone very well and made my heart break for the mostly poor and begotten women who followed their men into battle. Worth sharing with children in the classroom. Use the zipper example as a test to see if they can pick out the anachronism!

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