Field Guide to North American Males

Field Guide to North American Males

by Marjorie Ingall, Majorie Ingall
     
 

With tongue firmly in cheek, this book both parodies and pays homage to the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Birds, with human males taking the place of ornithological creatures. The book's pocket size and illustrations make it easy to carry into the field, whether you're scanning the specimens of Musician Boys at a favorite club or carefully…  See more details below

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With tongue firmly in cheek, this book both parodies and pays homage to the National Audubon Society's Field Guide to North American Birds, with human males taking the place of ornithological creatures. The book's pocket size and illustrations make it easy to carry into the field, whether you're scanning the specimens of Musician Boys at a favorite club or carefully surveying the flight of the Athletic Breed at the YMCA. 100 line drawings.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The floral-and-feather cover of this latest fancifully titled historical by the author of Miss Ellie's Purple Sage Saloon belies its gritty portrayal of relations between men and women and between whites and Native Americans. The year is 1891, and Kate Burke, a married photographer with a burning passion to capture the Old West in its authenticity, finds herself on the nasty end of Colonel Elliot George's temper when she defies his command to stop photographing Indians (or more specifically, the mistreatment of Indians) and stick to making "parlor pretties." The colonel is the kind of guy who collects picture frames fashioned from Indian women's genitals, and one gets the sense that he'd like to add Kate's to his collection. He tries to bring her under his control by blowing up her wagon, leaving her a widow. Kate counters by exposing the colonel through a photograph her late husband had taken, and though the colonel doesn't get the comeuppance readers might want, Kate eventually finds fame as a photographer and an independent happiness. In Kate, Hurd has created a fine, gutsy heroine who is tough as her time, her place and her men. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805042191
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.62(d)

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