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I read Elizabeth Keckley's book "Behind the Scenes or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House", several years ago, and really enjoyed it. It amazed me that a woman who came from slavery could earn her freedom, and open a dressmaking business, and not only make beautiful dresses for the first lady, but for the Washington elite as well. She used her skills at dressmaking to her advantage, and it saved her from slavery.
I loved Chiaverini's new book, too. Thanks for the link to Keckly's autobiography!
Thanks for this - especially for the info about the Kindle book! I've downloaded it and plan to read it soon.
Anyone who does not have a Kindle can read this book - yes, for free(!) on the free Kindle for PC (and other devices) http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000493771 .
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
~ Charles Kingsley
I've been wanting this book but am too cheap to buy it. Finally got around to checking my library website yesterday and luckily they have it. I put a hold on it and am just waiting for the e-mail that it's ready for me to pick up. Sounds like a very interesting book!
Thanks....just downloaded the free book for my Kindle....now to check out Jennifer's latest book!!!
There is no place like home!
Thanks for the info. I just downloaded for free too. And I don't have any kind of paid membership with them.
I am about half way though Jennifer's book and really am enjoying it. I have made a note for the other two book and will look for them for my kindle too.