She's one of those who loves peace. Thank you so much, it's very kind of you. I would say "She's one of those who love peace" sounds more natural, especially if you include a noun after those "She's one of those women who love peace" , but both are correct. We've had discussions about this before, TheNovice There are vehement proponents of both options.
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I'm a vehement proponent of She's one of those who love peace love: plural. I'll be interested to know if other people agree about the two meanings I think Loob is right; by using singular 'loves' you emphasize her belonging to the group.
By using plural 'love' you emphasize the shared behavior of the group itself. I recall the discussions that Loob is referring to, but I don't think this is exactly the same - unless there is preceding context that defines what "those" are. We just do blindly the thing we think is right What was it that moved me: love? All three. Now I have my reward in full measure. Abigail to Johnny, p. Jun 03, Pawan rated it really liked it. His books are very well researched and pick on one particular personality and then goes deep into the life of that person as well as the era of that time.
The book was lying with me for a long time but remained unread but eventually I picked it up and once I had gone past first few pages, it became very interesting. It is not a thriller but written in a style that you want to keep on reading it. The story covers extensive details about US independence since John Adams was one of the founding fathers and had a great role to play before and after the declaration of independence.
The story also covers the personal life of John and Abigail. I really liked the way their courtship and dating started and eventually resulted in their marriage.
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I was reading a biography after a long time and they have always amazed me. You start reading about the life from the time when the person is not so famous and then slowly you follow his trials and successes till he becomes the president of the US. Since the book is written from the perspective of Abigail Adams, the author has tried to keep the language from those times. It brings a smile to your face when Abigail says that she is in the season again referring to her pregnancy.
The book also covers their family life. How they pickle for the cold season and run the household, the mode of transport that is primarily horses and carts. Overall, a really great book and life. Nov 27, Shelley rated it really liked it. I loved this biographical novel of Abigail and John Adams. WOW, there sure is a lot about the birth of our nation that I never learned. Because this book was based on historical fact and the letters of Abigail and the founding fathers, I felt I received a fascinating lesson in history!
I was simply amazed at the parallels to be drawn with our current political climate and the constant wrangling between personalities and the struggles between parties. It actually gives me great hope that no matte I loved this biographical novel of Abigail and John Adams. It actually gives me great hope that no matter what, this nation will survive. This is just one of the passages that moved me: But could not love, when it came, be deeper and stronger for having had doubts, for having comprehended idiosyncrasies, shortcomings?
This was the opposite of blind love; it was love with a compass. Poetry spoke of love as an enchanted oasis, where no cloud or invader could disturb one's ecstasy.
What she had found was a kind of foreknowledge which would help to keep the relationship from being stripped by highwaymen. Assuredly her levelheadedness came straight out of her Puritan New England heritage; what her father called "the mature acceptance of the imperfectability of man. High among her feelings was the element of awe, almost of reverence for this man who had enabled her to change from a gay, bright girl into a woman who was able to fathom the depth of passion.
Time assumed the architectonic form of an onrushing symphony, of harmonies and melody that almost stopped her heart with their poignancy. The words "Love" and "God" came mystically close to being one and the same. How else could two strangers come together and solve between them the seemingly unravelable exigencies of human character? Jan 04, LemonLinda rated it it was amazing. Well researched and well written by Stone, this novel of John and Abigail Adams, their lives, their love, their service, their struggles and their many contributions to the revolutionary spirit and of the ideals inherent in a new experiment of government by, of and for its citizens transports us straight into the earliest days of this new country.
Stone immerses himself in this time and these many places in order to bring out the fullness of these characters. You are at once in pre-revolutionary Well researched and well written by Stone, this novel of John and Abigail Adams, their lives, their love, their service, their struggles and their many contributions to the revolutionary spirit and of the ideals inherent in a new experiment of government by, of and for its citizens transports us straight into the earliest days of this new country.
You are at once in pre-revolutionary Boston as the Boston Massacre erupts, or with Abigail as she fights with little compensation from the Continental Congresses to make ends meet with no husband in sight and little to no income, or in the court of French royalty as the ambassador and his wife are learning proper royal etiquette or in the solitude of their New England home awaiting results of those first elections and so much more.
The events surrounding the Revolution and the days of early U. This is one of my favorite eras in American history as looking back, it is so clearly in the capable hands of such dedicated men who were able to do the impossible, dream beyond one's imagination and show great courage, strength and faith that they were headed in the right direction and could in no way be averted from that right and proper action. The more I read and learn about John Adams, the more admiration I gain for he and his wife. He has recently become one of my favorite founding fathers and this book helped to reconfirm that feeling!
Jan 21, Joanne rated it really liked it. I was desperate for a book to read, and pulled this one out of the antique book cabinet we got when my Mother-in-Law passed away. It started a little slow, but I found myself really getting into the history, and the relationship between John and Abigail Adams. It's a very personal story, based upon Abigail's letters and other historical writings.
They lived through the formation of our nation, and their lives were full of sacrifice, hard work, strong beliefs and sense of service. The road to the I was desperate for a book to read, and pulled this one out of the antique book cabinet we got when my Mother-in-Law passed away. The road to the Presidency was hard fought and required months and years of separation, while Abigail tended to their farm, their children and their finances.
They were humble people, who loved and respected one another. Abigail was a very strong woman, but quiet, kind and sensible. Her unquestionable support of her husband, in the background, without recognition, is something I found fascinating.
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It was interesting to meet this woman, and walk for a while in her shoes. I won't soon forget her. Apr 06, Gabby rated it it was amazing Shelves: historical-fiction. Give unto him an understanding heart that he may know how to go out and come in before this great people; that he may discern between good and bad My feelings are not those of pride or ostentation.
They are solemnized by a sense of the obligations Mar 07, Amber rated it liked it Recommends it for: history buffs. First - this book is not a light read. It is a little dense, but I really loved learning so much about our founding as a nation and the people who made it happen. I learned so much that I never learned in school and it really made the time period come alive for me.
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I also realized, so many time, while reading this book that the founding of our nation seemed impossible and very tenuous most of the time. We can't expect other nations to get things right quickly - we still had a country fighting it First - this book is not a light read. We can't expect other nations to get things right quickly - we still had a country fighting itself in many ways for years after the signing of the constitution.
Anyway, I really loved all the great historical stuff, but it can be a little slow and sometimes leaves the lay reader a little confused. Aug 13, Sherie rated it it was ok. This is a historical fiction, not a lusty romance novel, in case anyone is wondering if I'm starting on a new genre. I guess the lower rating is because I really enjoyed the other Irving Stone book I read about Andrew Jackson and his wife. Also this book is very long and can get quite tedious at times. I enjoy reading historical fiction very much since it helps me piece together what is happening in different parts of the world at the same time.
For example, in this book, even though I knew abou This is a historical fiction, not a lusty romance novel, in case anyone is wondering if I'm starting on a new genre. For example, in this book, even though I knew about the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette, I never realize how soon that all had occurred after the Americans sealed their freedom from England. Nor did I realize that it was the American revolution that spurred it on. Dec 12, Sherrey rated it really liked it.
As a work categorized as "biographical fiction," I read this with the knowledge that some historical facts and statements had been altered by the fictional aspect of the author's writing. My first read of an Irving Stone biographical novel was a great read. I'll certainly read more of his books. Of course, my opinion is slightly colored because 1 by birth I'm an Adams, 2 I love biographical works, and 3 historical fiction ranks at the top of my favorite reads.
However, that being said, I t As a work categorized as "biographical fiction," I read this with the knowledge that some historical facts and statements had been altered by the fictional aspect of the author's writing. However, that being said, I think this is a book worth reading for not only the birth of our nation but the beautiful and spirited love story between John and Abigail Adams.
A constancy in their love for one another was demanded and given that we don't often seen in relationships today. Apr 09, Susan Arena rated it it was ok. I did not enjoy this book as much as I did when I read it as a high school student. I was however struck by the similarities in the elections at the beginnings of our country and the current election.
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The candidates were subjected to much namecalling and badmouthing. It was interesting to note that John Adams and many others did so much public service without earning very much money. In fact they paid out of their pockets for many expenses. It is amazing that we made it through this period with I did not enjoy this book as much as I did when I read it as a high school student.
It is amazing that we made it through this period with a constitution which has lasted over years. Lots of detail in this book - it reads more like a biography or history book than a historic novel. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. About Irving Stone. Irving Stone. In , Stone received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
When at home, Stone relied upon the research facilities and expertise made available to him by Esther Euler In , Stone received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. When at home, Stone relied upon the research facilities and expertise made available to him by Esther Euler, head research librarian of the University of California at Los Angeles, to whom he dedicated and thanked, in addition to many others, in several of his works. Stone enjoyed a long marriage to his wife and editor on many of his works, Jean Stone.
The Stones lived primarily in Los Angeles, California. During their lifetime, Stone and his wife funded a foundation to support charitable causes they believed in. Although initially reluctant to get involved, she eventually decides to go. Once in Zimbabwe, she meets the lawyer, Krisj Patel, who had called her. She realizes how poor and desperate he is, and how poor and desperate and starving all the people of this country are.
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Something instantly occurs between them and the attraction is palpable. Although the people who are trying to free Tony treat Chunga with great fear and loathing, Abigail fights with herself against this strong physical attraction to a man she knows she must hate. A dear friend and colleague, Yudel Gordon, comes to her aid and together they must plot how to proceed. Although they know that the government is lying to them, the truth is not simple to extract as other members of the anti-government group are imprisoned and killed.
Chunga is a complex character and Abigail has many pressures on her, including her marriage and the dawning realization of how her extended family is involved in the Zimbabwe events.