Obituary Note: Natalie S. Bober

Biographer and historian Natalie S. Bober died on December 29. She was 92.

Bober focused on the 18th century, writing biographies of Thomas Jefferson, William Wordsworth and Abigail Adams, among other books, and primarily for young readers. Her Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction and the Golden Kite Award of the SCBWI. She also wrote Countdown to Independence: A Revolution of Ideas in England and the American Colonies: 1760-1776. Other subjects included Marc Chagall and Robert Frost, including Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost and A Restless Spirit: The Story of Robert Frost, which was the 2008 Vermont Reads book of the year.

Bober was also a lecturer and consultant and served as a consultant to and appeared in the 1997 Ken Burns documentary Thomas Jefferson.

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