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Carol Berkin
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Carol Berkin, professor of American history at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, is the author of A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, First Generations, and Jonathan Sewall. She lives in New York City.

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Civil War Wives
The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $16.95

Here are the life stories of three women who connect us to our national past and provide windows onto a social and political landscape that is strangely familiar yet shockingly foreign.

Berkin focuses on three “accidental heroes” who left behind sufficient records to allow their voices to be heard clearly and to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Civil War Wives
The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $28.95

In the life stories of three “accidental heroes”—women whose marriages provided them with position and perspective they would not otherwise have had—Carol Berkin, one of the nation’s premier historians, offers a unique understanding of the tumultuous social and political landscape of their time.

Drawing on private and public records, Berkin shows us... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Civil War Wives

Written by Carol Berkin


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Revolutionary Mothers
Women in the Struggle for America's Independence
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.00

The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American, and Carol Berkin shows us that women played a vital role throughout the struggle.

Berkin takes us into the ordinary moments of extraordinary lives. We see women boycotting British goods in the years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Revolutionary Mothers
Women in the Struggle for America's Independence
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Wondrous Beauty
Betsy Bonaparte, the Belle of Baltimore Who Married Napoleon's Brother
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $16.95

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers, here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States... Read more >
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Wondrous Beauty
The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $27.95

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas  Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Wondrous Beauty
The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Written by Carol Berkin


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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