The true story of this remarkable family, which is the story of our country itself.
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Book of the Month
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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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!
Olive Hill, KY
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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.