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The Lowells of Massachusetts by Nina Sankovitch

The Lowells of Massachusetts

by Nina Sankovitch

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The true story of this remarkable family, which is the story of our country itself.

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When Percival Lowle set sail with his family for the New World in 1639, he could not have predicted how his Massachusetts descendants would shape his adopted homeland in the centuries to come. Yet in Book of the Month Judge Nina Sankovitch's ambitious biography, we see how the Lowells (as successive generations rebranded themselves) made short work of every opportunity America had to offer. From the heart of Boston society’s upper crust, they wielded their influence as politicians, artists, scientists, and educators. As Founding Fathers, Civil War generals, and critically acclaimed poets, they shaped the course of American politics, culture, and industry. Sankovitch has written the true story of this remarkable family, which is the story of our country itself.

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16 ratings
  • 25% Love
  • 38% Like
  • 6% Dislike
  • Oak Park , IL

    I liked this way more than I expected--I got sucked into this family's world. Author does a great job balancing all the info here and adding a little fictionalization but not too much!

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  • Los Angeles, CA

    Interesting book about a subject I knew nothing about. Glad I selected it as I learned a lot about a family many havent heard of.

  • Franklintown, PA

    An indepth look at the Lowell family. I enjoy stories like these - the secrets and the triumphs. I learned so much from this!

  • Milwaukee, WI

    The writing style keeps the reader very engaged with the (at times) dry content

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  • Fairfield, CT

    I tried to love it, but there wasn't enough of a compelling storyline to keep this moving for me.

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