By Edith Gelles
“Fascinating...Gelles has supplied a balanced portrait, and her mastery of the period’s concerns and background is obvious on each web page. Her remedy of the family... [is] written with figuring out and sensitivity... however it is her power as a feminist historian that makes her remedy of Abigail the main gripping... masterful and captivating.”
— Washington Times
“A landmark... Well-organized and expertly composed, the ebook is a powerful addition to the nation’s written history.”
— Oklahoma urban Oklahoman
Readers who loved Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No usual Time, Cokie Roberts’s Founding Mothers, and David McCullough’s John Adams will love “this eminently readable… captivating and delicate, but candid and unflinching joint biography” (Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of the United States, 1815-1848) of America’s unique “power couple”: Abigail and John Adams.
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The gas crisis of the early 1970s put an end to Roach’s days as a Philips 66 dealer, but he kept the garage open as a repair shop. From then until Roach’s death in 2012, building engines and hot rods became the main part of the business, although it still did general automotive repair. After Roach’s death, the garage was purchased by employee Hunter Self, who operates the business in the same tradition as did Roach. ) 38 Jay Roach built this fast-looking 1931 Ford Model A sedan back in the late 1950s.
This nice-looking 1929 Ford roadster from Los Angeles showed up at Goleta during one of the early meets. The engine sports a pair of relatively rare Riley heads and an exhaust cutoff. The fit and finish look good. Note how the 1932 Ford grill shell has been dropped, and the headlights, lowered. ) 64 Another frequent visitor to Goleta in the early days was well-known hot rod builder Don Mansfield of Ojai. One of his creations, which also served as his personal rod, was this little flathead-powered Model T roadster.
33 A pair of 1934 Ford coupes driven by Santa Barbara locals Dave Malis (right) and Jack Mulhart (left) duke it out on the strip at Goleta in 1948. Jack’s family owned the Mulhart Electric Company of Santa Barbara. ) Among the many hot rods owned by Lee Hammock, this sharp full-fendered 1934 Ford coupe was particularly nice. Lee is posing with it at his family’s home in Montecito. Note how the Stromberg carburetors are mounted on risers to clear the generator on the early 21-stud flathead engine.