Crete and James is a collection of letters exchanged by James A. Garfield and Lucretia Randolph Garfield during the mid-nineteenth century. Of the 1, or so letters written, the included this work chronicle their courtship and marriage, and also discuss the Civil War, political affairs, and the details of daily life during the years In them, we watch Crete grow from a shy girl into a self-confident woman who guides her husband in social and political matters.
Through their correspondence, the reader also meets the many people involved in their lives. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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More filters. Sort order. Nov 12, Jill Miller rated it it was amazing. This is not the typical biography but instead a collection of letters written by James Garfield and his wife Lucretia before and during their marriage. Frankly, I didn't find Garfield likeable.
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He was a womanizer and was frequently away from home leaving 'Crette' to manage their home and children. The Garfields were Ohio natives and lived in an adjoining county to where I live so it was very interesting to read references to local communities and famous Ohio politicians, etc. A side note: The Ga This is not the typical biography but instead a collection of letters written by James Garfield and his wife Lucretia before and during their marriage. A side note: The Garfield National Museum located in Mentor, Ohio has an excellent Facebook page with daily postings about Garfield and other historical events.
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Aug 05, Toby Murphy rated it really liked it Shelves: the-first-lady-s-club. This was definitely one of the more interesting "biographies" I have read on a first lady. It isn't a traditional one as it focuses more on the relationship between Lucretia and James through their letters. It offers great insight into both the time period and their own relationship. At times it was a bit lengthier than it probably should have been, but the author did a great job of choosing letters that really capture their relationship. The author's notes throughout also help place them in the This was definitely one of the more interesting "biographies" I have read on a first lady.
The author's notes throughout also help place them in the historical context. Kevin Hawkins rated it liked it Oct 07, Rachel Davidson Schmoyer rated it really liked it Dec 24, Lisa added it Jul 26, Mary Chambers marked it as to-read Oct 29, CluckingBell added it May 27, Laura marked it as to-read Sep 07, Christine Geiger marked it as to-read Dec 03, Anita marked it as to-read Jan 28, Allen marked it as to-read Dec 02, Kelly marked it as to-read Mar 10, On first encounter with the work created by Britten and librettist Ronald Duncan one is struck by the determination to present Lucretia as a kind of Christian martyr, despite her life and death occurring in a time and place which are very much pre-Christian.
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