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Franklin’s Women—Nancy Rubin Stuart

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118 Elliot 118 Elliot Brattleboro, Vt 05301

Nancy Rubin Stuart
Poor Richard's Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father.

Nancy Rubin Stuart is the is an award-winning author and journalist whose eight nonfiction books focus upon women and social history. Her most recently published works include Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married and The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation and her newest Poor Richard's Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father. 

A former journalist, Stuart has written for the New York Times, Huffington Post, the New England Quarterly, and national magazines. She serves as executive director of the Cape Cod Writers Center. 


Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin—the thrifty inventor-statesman of the Revolutionary era—but not about his love life. Nancy Rubin Stuart’s Poor Richard’s Women really humanizes Franklin by revealing the long-neglected voices of the women he loved and lost during his lifelong struggle between passion and prudence.

 From Deborah Read Franklin,  his common law wife of forty-four years, to various romantic other attachments, this book is an outstanding look at the personal side of Benjamin Franklin.


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