The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed America

By: Schreiner, Jr., Samuel A.

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Like New Condition: New hardcover book with dustjacket showing very minor visible storage wear and outer soil. The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed America. From the dustjacket: In The Passionate Beechers, veteran journalist, biographer, and novelist Samuel Schreiner tells the true, larger than life story of the nineteenth century's most famous, influential, and controversial American family. Revered by millions and reviled by millions more for their outspokenness, revolutionary thinking, and personal idiosyncracies, the Beechers seemed to be everywhere in American life. As Harriet's novels inspired the nation, Henry, Edward, Charles, and Thomas, all preachers, electrified their congregations with powerful sermons. Catharine crusaded for women's education, and James served as both commander and chaplain to his all black regiment, the Thirty-fifth United States Colored Troops. The youngest daughter, Isabella, was a fiery leader of the women's suffrage movement and a spiritualist who received messages that she was related to Jesus and sent to rule the world. Like the Adamses before them and the Kennedys later on, the Beechers made a profound impact on American culture, an effect which can still be felt today. The Passionate Beechers tells the story of this exceptional family with an energy and enthusiasm worthy of the Beechers themselves. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2003. ix, 373 pages. 6-1/2 x 9-5/8 inches, 25 cm. List price 30.00. Shipping weight 2 pounds: Extra shipping charge may apply to international order.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

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One family's mission

"With the fires of hatred rekindled in the North by the assassination and in the South by emancipation, the establishment of a more perfect union as heralded in Henry Ward's speech was a matter of deep doubt. From his pulpit and publications, Henry Ward would have to plead with his fellow countrymen to be understanding and compassionate; as a commander responsible for order and purposeful activity to a large segment of a society turned upside down, James would have to deal with an infinite number of practical problems. Fortunately, the Beecher brothers knew that they would at least have the strong support of active and influential siblings. Four living brothers were also ministers, and three of their four sisters had established national and international leadership positions through their writings, speeches, and organizational activities. If, as Lincoln suggested, Beechers had made the war, they would now feel charged to make the peace. They had learned that it would not be easy from half a century of trying to sell their gospel of love to their fellow men; hatred found a readier market. Nevertheless, the Beechers would go on trying, since the mission that they had been trained for from the cradle was simply to save the world."
-From the Prelude to The Passionate Beechers

Title: The Passionate Beechers: A Family Saga of Sanctity and Scandal That Changed America

Author/Composer: Schreiner, Jr., Samuel A.

Categories: Biography/Memoir,

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: 2003-09-05

ISBN Number: 0471414840

ISBN Number 13: 9780471414841

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Jacket Condition: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 002198

Keywords: Nonfiction Biography, Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Catharine Beecher, Charles Beecher, Thomas Beecher, Edward Beecher, James Beecher, Congregational Church, Abolitionism, American Civil War Era, Antislavery, 0471414840, 9780471414841,