Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

by William Sanford, Carl R. Green

Hardcover(Library Binding - Reprint)



What was Calamity Jane's real name? Was she a horse thief and a preacher's daughter? Did she actually serve under General George Custer? The truth and myth are difficult to separate in the wild life of Calamity Jane. An independent spirit, she never stayed in one place for long. She worked as a gold prospector, bullwhacker, nurse, and had many other jobs. Calamity Jane refused to conform to the typical roles of a nineteenth-century woman. Authors William R. Sanford and Carl R. Green reveal the true story of this legendary American figure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766040106
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: Courageous Heroes of the American West
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

Authors' Note 4

Chapter 1 Who Was the Real Calamity Jane? 5

Chapter 2 Growing Up Wild and Free 9

Chapter 3 A New Life and a Colorful Nickname 13

Chapter 4 A Case of Hero Worship 18

Chapter 5 Deadwood s Angel of Mercy 23

Chapter 6 Footloose in the Old West 27

Chapter 7 "The Heroine of Whoop-Up" 31

Chapter 8 A Brief Career in Show Business 36

Chapter 9 "Bury Me Next to Wild Bill" 40

Glossary 45

Further Reading (Books and Internet Addresses) 47

Index 48

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