The political events of early America take center stage in this biography of the wife of John Adams. Against the background of the Stamp Act, the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the initial skirmish at Lexington and Concord, the girlhood, and early marriage of Abigall Adams takes shape. Her marriage to John Adams and their first years at Braintree and Boston cannot be separated from the story of the Revolution and the establishment of the United States. The portrait of the heroine is not executed in depth, but it gives some idea of what the wife of our second president was like as well as what her duties were on her European tour of duty and later in the White House. There are some anecdotes but not enough to sustain intense interest in the subject. The book as a whole makes good supplementary reading --for it covers subjects studied in fourth and fifth grades.