From Angels to Hellcats: Legendary Texas Women 1836 to 1880by Don Blevins
A gun-wielding madam, a flame-haired card shark, a heroic slave girl, a sharp-shooting horse trader, a brave young mother, an "angel" in black -- these are some of the memorable women in From Angels to Hellcats, eight tales of adventure, crime, courage, and mystery from the early days of the Texas frontier. These historical portraits, presented in laid-back western style, tell the true stories behind an octet of Lone Star legends -- some well known, others more obscure.
Many people have heard of the Yellow Rose of Texas, but who was she and what did she do? How many know that two people survived at the Alamo -- a woman and her young daughter? Or that Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty was based on a real-life lady gambler? A raucous ride through Texas history, From Angels to Hellcats is ideal for western history buffs, students of women's history, and, of course, Texans -- wherever they may live.
- Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)
- Age Range:
- 9 Years
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