Beacon Street Diary blog

Two books, two women, two centuries

We've just added two new books that you may find interesting. The first is Daughter of Boston: The Extraordinary Diary of a Nineteenth-century Woman (Caroline Healey Dall), edited by Helen R. Deese. According to the dust jacket, Caroline Healey Dall kept a diary for seventy-five years. She was a Transcendentalist, early feminist, writer, reformer, and minister's wife. She insured that her papers would be preserved by arranging to donate them to the Massachusetts Historical Society. See the review on

The second book we'd like to mention is The Mighty and the Almighty : Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs, Madeleine Albright. From the dust jacket, she "...offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world." See the review on

We have just added several other titles so check them out by stopping by or searching in our online catalog.