A Place of Her Own: The Story of Elizabeth Garrett

A Place of Her Own: The Story of Elizabeth Garrett

by Ruth K. Hall


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Born blind, Elizabeth Garrett overcame many handicaps to become self-sufficient and a nationally-known musician, singer and composer. In an age when women were still strugglng for their independence, she developed a career that took her around the country. She neither sought nor accepted pity but, using her own resources, created a life and a philosophy that became a source of wonder to all who knew her. Daughter of controversial and famed frontier sheriff Pat Garrett (who was noted for ending the career of Billy the Kid) and a Hispanic mother, Elizabeth successfully bridged the time gap between the still lawless days of early New Mexico and the transitions brought about by World War II. A New Mexican who loved her native state, she was able to write of its beauties without ever having seen them. She wrote "O Fair New Mexico," the state song, and was the state's first women's liberation advocate. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography.

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ISBN-13: 9780913270684
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Edition description: REV
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

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