Lady's Choice / Edition 1

Lady's Choice / Edition 1

by Barbara Love
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826317863

ISBN-13: 9780826317865

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

When John McPhee discovered these journals he found that Ethel Waxham wrote "with such wit, insight, grace, irony, compassion, sarcasm, stylistic elegance, and embracing humor that I could not resist her." Waxham was a Wellesley graduate who decided in 1905 to accept a teaching job at a one-room school in Wyoming. Viewers of the the PBS series "The West," in which…  See more details below

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When John McPhee discovered these journals he found that Ethel Waxham wrote "with such wit, insight, grace, irony, compassion, sarcasm, stylistic elegance, and embracing humor that I could not resist her." Waxham was a Wellesley graduate who decided in 1905 to accept a teaching job at a one-room school in Wyoming. Viewers of the the PBS series "The West," in which this material was used, will enjoy this intimate look at her five-year courtship by John Love and her attempts, as well as those of her college-educated friends, to pursue higher education and a career.

"These letters are among the treasures of American history, bringing to life an adventurous, quick witted woman and the laconic but determined man who wooed and won her. Together, the Loves redefine our understanding of the American Dream and what it took to win the West."--Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan, coauthors, The West (PBS).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826317865
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
768,649
Product dimensions:
0.93(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Prologue1
Ch. 1En Route: 19059
Ch. 2Red Bluff Ranch: 190531
Ch. 3Lander: 190567
Ch. 4Red Bluff Ranch: 190677
Ch. 5Denver/Boulder: 1906-1907105
Ch. 6Kenosha: 1907-1908171
Ch. 7Denver: 1908223
Ch. 8Denver: 1909263
Ch. 9Denver: 1909281
Ch. 10Pueblo: 1909313
Ch. 11Pueblo: 1910323
Epilogue363
Notes369
Bibliography379
Index382

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