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Cokie Roberts (1943–2019)

Autor(a) de Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation

12+ Works 4,247 Membros 103 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Cokie Roberts was born in 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a journalist, author and contributing senior news analyst for National Public Radio as well as a regular roundtable analyst for the current This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Roberts also works as a political commentator for ABC mostrar mais News. Roberts, along with her husband, Steven V. Roberts, writes a weekly column syndicated by United Media in newspapers around the United States. She serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and was appointed by President George W. Bush to his Council on Service and Civic Participation. Cokie Roberts is the youngest daughter of the late ambassador and long-time Democratic Congresswoman from Louisiana Lindy Boggs and of the late Hale Boggs, also a Democratic Congressman from Louisiana who was Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and a member of the Warren Commission. Roberts graduated from Wellesley College in 1964, where she received a BA in Political Science. Roberts has won numerous awards, such as the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress and a 1991 Emmy Award for her contribution to "Who is Ross Perot?" Cokie's books include We Are Our Mother's Daughters (1998), Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation (2004), Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation (2008), with Steven Roberts, From This Day Forward (2000), also with Steven Roberts, Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families (2011), and children's book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies (2014). Robert's title, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, is a 2015 New York Times bestseller. Cokie Roberts (Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts) passed away on September 17,2019 at the age of 75. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation (2004) 2,028 cópias, 45 resenhas
We Are Our Mothers' Daughters (1998) 453 cópias, 3 resenhas
This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Prefácio — 192 cópias, 2 resenhas
From This Day Forward (2000) 177 cópias, 2 resenhas
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies (2014) 150 cópias, 10 resenhas
NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies (2015) — Narrador — 29 cópias, 14 resenhas
Founding Mothers With Cokie — Host — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self (2006) — Contribuinte — 333 cópias, 3 resenhas
Strong Voices: Fifteen American Speeches Worth Knowing (2020) — Autor, algumas edições44 cópias, 2 resenhas
Wait Wait...I'm Not Done Yet! A Memoir (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
First of Hearts: Selected Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams (2011) — Introdução — 5 cópias

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This account of the Revolutionary War era based on the lives of the women (wives and mothers, usually) of the Founding Fathers was interesting enough but never actually compelling. I did learn more about what a crap husband Ben Franklin was (extremely) and was introduced to Eliza Pinckney, who was genuinely fascinating, but the reality is that there are few enough documents by these women in their own words that the ones for whom the most exist, like Abigail Adams, dominate the narrative.
 
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ghneumann | outras 44 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
Back in the day, a brief mention of the Founding Fathers in a high school history class was common. We learned about the accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and more, but what about the women of the American Revolution? Often the women, be it wives, mothers, or sisters, would only be mentioned in passing, if at all.

Well, journalist Cokie Roberts wondered about them as well and dove into telling their stories. Using letters and research, Roberts gives us a behind-the-scenes look at life during Colonial times. While not in the spotlight, women like Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Mercy Otis Warren were a force to be reckoned with.

The Bottom Line: With many characters and long chapters, I had to read this book in small portions. I found the lives of these women to be fascinating, and I enjoyed learning about life during the American Revolution. These women made many contributions to American History; however, their efforts are seldom acknowledged. Recommended for American History classes for high school and college and for those interested in reading about the American Revolution.

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aya.herron | outras 44 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
I'm a Cokie Roberts fan, so I was delighted to discover that she had written a collection of short biographical sketches of influential women during the American Revolution with young readers in mind.
 
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sloth852 | outras 9 resenhas | Feb 5, 2024 |
Starting before the Civil War it is the story of the women of Washington D.C. Their involvement in politics. Their competition with one another for position and power. Jealousy and gossip. The story of Kate Chase Sprague was new to me. She was extremely devoted to helping her father become President. She feels being first Lady with as her father as President was her rightful place.
 
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nx74defiant | outras 8 resenhas | Nov 17, 2023 |

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Obras
12
Also by
5
Membros
4,247
Popularidade
#5,922
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Resenhas
103
ISBNs
85
Idiomas
1
Favorito
1

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