In 1762, John Adams penned a flirtatious note to "Miss Adorable", the 17-year-old Abigail Smith. In 1801, Abigail wrote to wish her husband John a safe journey as he headed home to Quincy after serving as President of the nation he helped to create. The letters that span these nearly forty years form the most significant correspondence-and reveal one of the most intriguing and inspiring partnerships-in American history. 508 pgs. hardcover.