America's First Daughter

America's First Daughter
Author: Stephanie Dray
Publisher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2016-03-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062347276

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph—a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love—with her father’s protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William’s wife and still be a devoted daughter. Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

American Daughter

American Daughter
Author: Stephanie Plymale
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2020-02-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1632992531

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"American Daughter–in the tradition of classics like The Glass Castle, LA Diaries and White Oleander–explores in unsparing details the complex interplay between intimate family ties, generational abuse and cataclysmic losses." – Gina Frangello, Author of ‘Every Kind of Wanting’ and ‘A Life in Men’ Editor of The Coachella Review For 50 years, Stephanie Thornton Plymale kept her past a fiercely guarded secret. No one outside her immediate family would ever have guessed that her childhood was fraught with every imaginable hardship: a mentally ill mother who was in and out of jails and psych wards throughout Stephanie's formative years, neglect, hunger, poverty, homelessness, truancy, foster homes, a harrowing lack of medical care, and ongoing sexual abuse. Stephanie, in turn, knew very little about the past of her mother, from whom she remained estranged during most of her adult life. All this changed with a phone call that set a journey of discovery in motion, leading to a series of shocking revelations that forced Stephanie to revise the meaning of almost every aspect of her very compromised childhood. ​American Daughter is at once the deeply moving memoir of a troubled mother-daughter relationship and a meditation on trauma, resilience, transcendence, and redemption. Stephanie's story is unique but its messages are universal, offering insight into what it means to survive, to rise above, to heal, and to forgive.

America's Daughter

America's Daughter
Author: Celeste de Blasis
Publisher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 9781800193260

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With Washington's army, she joined America's fight for independence... 1773. The night that Addie Valencourt sneaks out to witness the Boston Tea Party, she knows that her world is about to change forever. Soon, the love and security of her tight-knit family is torn apart by the fight for American independence. When the British lay siege to Boston, Addie's English-born father welcomes them into his home, while her childhood sweetheart Silas leaves to join General Washington. Addie is determined to follow him when she meets Scottish Highlander John Traverne. The frowning, dark-haired soldier is unlike anyone she has ever known, and he interests her more than he should. But any future with a man on the opposite side of this fight is impossible... As the bitter war continues, Addie's life becomes increasingly bound with the fate of America. When Silas is captured by the British, she risks all to search for him, but venturing into enemy territory brings her face to face with her Highlander again. Now Addie must make an impossible choice between what her heart is telling her, and protecting the secrets-and even the very lives-of the Patriots on the dangerous front line... The first part of an epic, emotional and heartbreaking trilogy about a woman caught in the struggle for a new America. Readers who love My Dear Hamilton and Flight of the Sparrow will be swept away by America's Daughter. Readers love Celeste De Blasis: "Read it OVER and OVER. The pages were falling out." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars "UNPUTDOWNABLE!... If I could give it more stars I would give it more!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars "One of my all-time FAVORITE books!!!!!!!!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars "Made me laugh, cry and feel all the range of emotions." Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

American Daughter

American Daughter
Author: Era Bell Thompson
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1986
Genre: African Americans
ISBN: 9780873512015

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Black North Dakotans were indeed something of a rarity in 1914, when young Erabelle Thompson and her family moved to a farm near the small community of Driscoll. In fact, when the Thompsons traveled thrity miles to join two other black families for Christmas dinner, "there were fifteen of us, four percent of the state's entire Negro population." In this lively autobiography, Thompson describes the experiences of her North Dakota girlhood: busting broncos with her brothers; making friends with Norwegian and German neighbors; meeting Governor Lynn J. Frazier, for whom her father worked as a personal messenger; running footraces at picnics (and knowing that people were betting on her to win); selling used furniture in Mandan; working her way through college in Grand Forks; and facing prejudice without the support of a large black community. She also discusses the impact of her North Dakota background on her later adventures in St. Paul and Chicago.

Somebody's Daughter

Somebody's Daughter
Author: Julian Sher
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-04-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 161374935X

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They are America's forgotten children, the hundreds of thousands of child prostitutes who walk the Las Vegas Strip, the casinos of Atlantic City, the truck stops on interstates, and the street corners of our cities. Many people wrongly believe sex trafficking involves young women from foreign lands. In reality, the majority of teens caught in the sex trade are American girls--runaways and throwaways who become victims of ruthless pimps. In Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them, meet the girls who are fighting for their dignity, the cops who are trying to rescue them, and the community activists battling to protect the nation's most forsaken children. Author Julian Sher takes you behind the scenes to expose one of America's most underreported crimes: A girl from New Jersey gets arrested in Las Vegas and, at great risk to her own life, helps the FBI take down a million-dollar pimping empire. An abused teenager in Texas has the courage to take the stand in a grueling trial that sends her pimp away for 75 years. Survivors of the sex trade in New York, Phoenix, and Minneapolis set up shelters and rescue centers that offer young girls a chance to break free from the streets. &“The sex trade is the new drug trade,&” says one FBI special agent, and Somebody's Daughter is a call to action, shining a light on America's dirty little secret.


Author: Winnie Smith
Publisher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1994-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780671870485

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From Simon & Schuster, American Daughter Gone to War is Winnie Smith's story of being a 21-year-old student nurse joining the Army "to see the world" and was sent to Vietnam. American Daughter Gone to War is the extraordinary story of how she was transformed from a romantic young nurse into a thoughtful, battle-scarred adult. It is a mirror for how our country dealt with the shattering experience and aftermath of the war.

My Daughter America

My Daughter America
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2011-03-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1456893092

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My Daughter America is a story of three generations. Ana, within her youthful years witnesses the atrocities of the second world war . She baptized her daughter America to share the people faith in Big Brother – US Army was supposed to come and liberate the Eastern Europe subjugated by the Communist Regime. Stefania the yougest character is America’s teen-ager daughter, grown up in a petty bourgeois intellectualist atmosphere. These three women are blood related but they are separated through their attitudes. Preserving the old tradition Ana keeps the intangible rules and pushes America to respect these rules. Instead of this her daughter is eager to break the rules just for the sake of contradiction. Singing on this false aria America takes her own course but she fails. Her stubborness brings on her step sister’s suicide and this unexpected tragedy splits the family apart. Ana is afflicted with sorrow, Costea is disapointed to see his wife in agony and his daughter under suspicion of an abominable deed. Stefania comes to hate her mother and Petre becomes estranged from his wife. Not even Tudor, the object of America’s obsessive love cannot understand her plot. All these male characters seem to be strange mirrors which reflect a childish, egoistic, spoiled scatter brained woman who is obstinate to make herself unhappy and to provoke afflictions to other. This is not only tragedy which lead this family to live on the edge. The story seems to be adapted and characters moulded according with ups and dawns of the history scattered with major events of a century shaken violently by wars, revolutions, oppression, teasing of the social relations. When they were about to feel comfortable with changes and things were looking brighter all of a sudden went with the winds. In a way America is a symbol of her generation. She was born at the end of the second world was during the communist terror. Growing up like a spoiled princess far from troubles of the deprived people she rose in the world as an offshoot in a greenhouse. When she came to maturity she found herself exfoliated, without traditional and moral values. She couldn’t find who she was and she couldn’t know what she would like to do. The Revolution crushed the communist regime but broke through her life placing her on a new orbit. She became a wealthy and successful woman with the only difference that moneyed people are not happy because money is the root of all evil. America who lived in a conventional couple realized the falsity of her life and without a moment hesitation she thought about grab her happiness by force as well as she made her money. But all she could obtain was she charge herself with guilty of her sister’s death induced by her obsession for Tudor


Author: Gisela Norat
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2023-05-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1685703690


In this memoir, childhood recollections become the springboard for depicting the challenges of a Latina, an immigrant, and a bicultural mother in the United States. The vignettes of life under communist rule in her native Cuba help readers glean a harsh contrast with the civil liberties Americans enjoy. Infused with humor and candid introspection, the writing tackles the pitfalls, the contradictions, and the cultural scrimmages that emerge after marriage to an Anglo man and during the upbringing of their bicultural daughter. When her enthusiasm for Spanish language immersion at home meets with the child's resistance, the author is forced to question the visceral attachment she feels for her birth language. Stumbling through motherhood, she ponders how to live an authentic sense of self while mothering in English. She resolves not to push the daughter to speak Spanish and risk damaging their mother-daughter bond. Instead, the author begins to write and crafts this family legacy as an invitation for her daughter to embrace her Cuban-Spanish lineage. This Latina mother's journey of self-reflection dredges memories of her birthplace, family, exile, cultural adaptation, and social integration. Through the narrative lens of a child, refugee, daughter, wife, mother, professor, and an acculturated Cuban American, the author depicts the culture-clashing complexities of her biculturalism. It is while examining the precariousness of family relationships that the author arrives at a deeper understanding of the nuances of ethnic identity. Through this writing, she achieves a genuine embrace of the extraordinary adoptive country that irrevocably ties her to her beloved American daughter. May you, reader, be inspired to collect and stitch for posterity your tapestry of family stories.

China's American Daughter

China's American Daughter
Author: Marjorie King
Publisher: Chinese University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9789629960575

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"Ida Pruitt, born of American missionaries and raised in a rural Chinese village at the end of the nineteenth century, witnessed almost a century of China's revolutionary upheavals. She was the first Director of Social Service at the Peking Union Medical College, where she established social casework in China. She later served as the executive secretary of the American Committee in Support of the Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, the only U.S. aid agency to provide support to both Nationalist and Communist regions during the Chinese Civil War. She was also one of the early advocates for U.S. diplomatic recognition of the People's Republic of China. Her two notable books, A Daughter of Han: the Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman, Ning Lao T'ait'ai and Old Madam Yin: A Memoir of Peking, 19261938, have become classics in Chinese Studies and Women's Studies." -- Publisher's description.

An American Daughter

An American Daughter
Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 84
Release: 1999
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9780822216339

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THE STORY: Set in Washington, D.C., AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER focuses on Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a health care expert and forty-something daughter of a long-time Senator. When the President nominates Lyssa to a Cabinet post, an indiscretion from her past