The Lowells of Massachusetts by Nina Sankovitch audiobook

The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

By Nina Sankovitch
Read by Jo Anna Perrin

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665145480

  • ISBN: 9781665145466

  • ISBN: 9781665145473

Runtime: 16.09 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in the 1800s, and scientists and artists flourishing in the 1900s.

Though no strangers to controversy, the family boasted some of the most astonishing individuals in America's history: Percival Lowle, the patriarch who planted the roots of the family tree; Reverend John Lowell, the preacher; Judge John Lowell, a member of the Continental Congress; Francis Cabot Lowell, who some say was founder of the Industrial Revolution in the US; James Russell Lowell, American Romantic poet; Lawrence Lowell, one of Harvard’s most controversial presidents; and Amy Lowell, the twentieth century poet who lived openly in a Boston marriage with the actress Ada Dwyer Russell.

The Lowells realized the promise of America as the land of opportunity by uniting Puritan values of hard work, community service, and individual responsibility with a deep-seated optimism that became a well-known family trait. Long before the Kennedys put their stamp on Massachusetts, the Lowells claimed the bedrock.

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Author Bio: Nina Sankovitch

Author Bio: Nina Sankovitch

Nina Sankovitch launched ReadAllDay.org in 2008, and at the end of her year of reading, she was profiled in the New York Times. She continues to review books on ReadAllDay.org and for the Huffington Post. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and four sons.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 16.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English