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Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood attended grade faculty and Smith School collectively, spent 9 months on a grand tour of Europe in 1910, after which, tired of society luncheons and chaperoned balls and never but prepared for marriage, they went off to show the youngsters of homesteaders in a distant schoolhouse on the Western Slope of Colorado. They traveled on the brand new railroad over the Continental Divide and by wagon to Elkhead, a tiny settlement removed from the closest city. Their college students got here to high school from miles away in tattered garments and sneakers tied along with string. Dorothy Woodruff was the grandmother of New Yorker government editor Dorothy Wickenden. Practically 100 years later, Wickenden discovered the buoyant, detailed, colourful letters the 2 ladies wrote to their households. By way of them, she has chronicled their trials within the classroom, the cowboys and pioneering ladies they met, and the violent kidnapping of a detailed good friend. Central to their narrative is Ferry Carpenter, the witty, idealistic, and sometimes outrageous younger lawyer and cattle rancher who employed them, partly as a result of he thought they might make engaging and cultivated brides. None of them imagined the reworking impact the yr would haveon the youngsters, the households, and the academics. Wickenden set out on her personal journey to find what two intrepid Japanese ladies discovered after they went West, and what America was like at that unsure second, with the nation poised for the First World Warfare, however going by way of its personal interval of self-discovery. Drawing upon the letters, interviews with descendants, analysis about these vanished communities, and journeys to the area, Wickenden creates a compelling, unique saga in regards to the two intrepid younger ladies and the “settling up” of the West.

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ISBN-10 1439176590
ISBN-13 9781439176597
eBay Product ID (ePID) 110688393

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Format Paperback
Language English

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Weight 10.1 Oz
Width 5.5in.
Peak zero.9in.
Size eight.4in.

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Dewey Version 22
Publication 12 months 20120000
Illustrated Sure
Dewey Decimal 371.10092/2 B
Copyright Date 2011
Writer Dorothy Wickenden
Variety of Pages 320 Pages
Lc Classification Quantity La2315.C59w53 2011
Publication Date 2012-04-24
Opinions ‘Wickenden brings to life two ladies who in any other case may be misplaced to historical past and who took half in creating the modern-day West.’ Publishers Weekly, ‘An excellent, stirring e book. By way of the eyes of two spirited and resourceful ladies from the civilized East, Wickenden makes the story of the American West participating and private. A delight to learn.’ –Susan Orlean, writer of The Orchid Thief, “An excellent biography… Wickenden summons up the final moments of frontier life, the place books have been a luxurious and, when blizzards hit, homesteader’s kids would ski miles to high school on curved barrel staves… Nothing Daunted additionally reminds us that completely different strains of braveness may be discovered, not simply on the battlefield, however on the house entrance, too.” Maureen Corrigan, Recent Air, ‘Dorothy Wickenden was fortunate to have such intriguing forebears…however the satisfying depth and vivacity of Nothing Daunted, the intimate, report-from the bottom American saga the writer has created with that correspondence as a basis, don’t have anything to do with success. Wickenden’s skills for analysis, remark, description, and narrative circulation flip this unfaded snapshot of those early-20th-century ladies within the West into one thing much more resonanta brightly painted mural of America beneath development a century in the past, personified by two women of true grit who have been nothing daunted and every little thing passionate about the place the brand new century would take them.’ Leisure Weekly, “Wickenden has painstakingly recreated the story of how that earlier Dorothy and her good friend Rosamond Underwood launched into a quick however life-changing journey, educating the youngsters of struggling homesteaders… Wickenden lets their story of private transformation open out to disclose the bigger adjustments within the rough-and-tumble society of the West…Fascinating…scenes emerge with a stunning readability” Maria Russo , New York Occasions Guide Evaluate, “In Nothing Daunted , Dorothy Wickenden has superbly captured a world in transition, a pivotal chapter not simply within the lifetime of her daring and spirited grandmother, but additionally within the lifetime of the American west. Dorothy Woodruff and her good friend Rosamond are like younger ladies who walked out of a Henry James novel and headed west as a substitute of east. Think about Isabel Archer wrangling the ragged, half-wild kids of homesteaders, whirling by way of dances with hopeful cowboys, and strapping on snowshoes in the midst of the evening to induce a fallen horse onto an invisible path in excessive snowdrifts, and also you’ll have some thought of the extraordinary allure and journey of this exceptional e book.” Maile Meloy, writer of Each Methods Is the Solely Manner I Need It, ‘an Enchanting Household Memoir&A Good GEM of Americana.’ Washington Publish Guide WORLD, “Dorothy Wickenden was fortunate to have such intriguing forebears…however the satisfying depth and vivacity of Nothing Daunted , the intimate, report-from the bottom American saga the writer has created with that correspondence as a basis, don’t have anything to do with success. Wickenden’s skills for analysis, remark, description, and narrative circulation flip this unfaded snapshot of those early-20th-century ladies within the West into one thing much more resonanta brightly painted mural of America beneath development a century in the past, personified by two women of true grit who have been nothing daunted and every little thing passionate about the place the brand new century would take them.” Leisure Weekly, “The adventures of two well-bred Yankee women within the nonetheless wild West makes a exceptional, comic story. However evoked by way of Dorothy Wickenden’s skillful use of letters, diaries, and memoirs, Nothing Daunted can be a sluggish parade by way of younger America. Cowboys carefully-mannered earlier than the women; the bare-legged, ragged kids of their brand-new faculty; winter sleigh rides beneath the brand new moonall these moments have been preserved, their colours contemporary for contemporary wonderment: A haunting evocation of a vanished world.” Caroline Alexander, writer of The Bounty and The Warfare that Killed Achilles, “An Enchanting Household Memoir’ša Good GEM of Americana.” Washington Publish Guide WORLD, “An Enchanting Household Memoir&A Good GEM of Americana.” Washington Publish Guide WORLD, “An Enchanting Household Memoir…A Good GEM of Americana.” Washington Publish Guide WORLD, €œAn Enchanting Household Memoir&A Good GEM of Americana.€ Washington Publish Guide WORLD, “Dorothy Wickenden was fortunate to have such intriguing forebears…however the satisfying depth and vivacity of Nothing Daunted , the intimate, report-from the bottom American saga the writer has created with that correspondence as a basis, don’t have anything to do with success. Wickenden’s skills for analysis, remark, description, and narrative circulation flip this unfaded snapshot of those early-20th-century ladies within the West into one thing much more resonanta brightly painted mural of America beneath development a century in the past, personified by two women of true grit who have been nothing daunted and every little thing passionate about the place the brand new century would take them.” Leisure Weekly, “In Nothing Daunted , Dorothy Wickenden has superbly captured a world in transition, a pivotal chapter not simply within the lifetime of her daring and spirited grandmother, but additionally within the lifetime of the American west. Dorothy Woodruff and her good friend Rosamond are like younger ladies who walked out of a Henry James novel and headed west as a substitute of east. Think about Isabel Archer wrangling the ragged, half-wild kids of homesteaders, whirling by way of dances with hopeful cowboys, and strapping on snowshoes in the midst of the evening to induce a fallen horse onto an invisible path in excessive snowdrifts, and you will have some thought of the extraordinary allure and journey of this exceptional e book.” Maile Meloy, writer of Each Methods Is the Solely Manner I Need It, “An excellent, stirring e book. By way of the eyes of two spirited and resourceful ladies from the civilized East, Wickenden makes the story of the American West participating and private. A delight to learn.” –Susan Orlean, writer of The Orchid Thief, “For those who have been impressed with Laura Hillenbrand’s efforts to breathe life into Seabiscuit -or wax romantic about Willa Cather’s traditional My Antonia -this is a e book for you.”- Grand Rapids Press, “Wickenden brings to life two ladies who in any other case may be misplaced to historical past and who took half in creating the modern-day West.” Publishers Weekly, “An excellent biography… Wickenden summons up the final moments of frontier life, the place books have been a luxurious and, when blizzards hit, homesteader’s kids would ski miles to high school on curved barrel staves… Nothing Daunted additionally reminds us that completely different strains of braveness may be discovered, not simply on the battlefield, however on the house entrance, too.” Maureen Corrigan, Recent Air, “In Nothing Daunted , Dorothy Wickenden has superbly captured a world in transition, a pivotal chapter not simply within the lifetime of her daring and spirited grandmother, but additionally within the lifetime of the American west. Dorothy Woodruff and her good friend Rosamond are like younger ladies who walked out of a Henry James novel and headed west as a substitute of east. Think about Isabel Archer wrangling the ragged, half-wild kids of homesteaders, whirling by way of dances with hopeful cowboys, and strapping on snowshoes in the midst of the evening to induce a fallen horse onto an invisible path in excessive snowdrifts, and you’ll have some thought of the extraordinary allure and journey of this exceptional e book.” Maile Meloy, writer of Each Methods Is the Solely Manner I Need It, ‘Wickenden has painstakingly recreated the story of how that earlier Dorothy and her good friend Rosamond Underwood launched into a quick however life-changing journey, educating the youngsters of struggling homesteaders… Wickenden lets their story of private transformation open out to disclose the bigger adjustments within the rough-and-tumble society of the West…Fascinating…scenes emerge with a stunning readability’ Maria Russo , New York Occasions Guide Evaluate, “An Enchanting Household Memoir
a Good GEM of Americana.” Washington Publish Guide WORLD, “Wickenden has painstakingly recreated the story of how that earlier Dorothy and her good friend Rosamond Underwood launched into a quick however life-changing journey, educating the youngsters of struggling homesteaders… Wickenden lets their story of private transformation open out to disclose the bigger adjustments within the rough-and-tumble society of the West…Fascinating…scenes emerge with a stunning clarity” Maria Russo , New York Occasions Guide Evaluate, “A Compelling Story…” Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette, “Wickenden brings to life two ladies who in any other case may be misplaced to historical past and who took half in creating the modern-day West.” Publishers Weekly, ‘The adventures of two well-bred Yankee women within the nonetheless wild West makes a exceptional, comic story. However evoked by way of Dorothy Wickenden’s skillful use of letters, diaries, and memoirs, Nothing Daunted can be a sluggish parade by way of younger America. Cowboys carefully-mannered earlier than the women; the bare-legged, ragged kids of their brand-new faculty; winter sleigh rides beneath the brand new moonall these moments have been preserved, their colours contemporary for contemporary wonderment: A haunting evocation of a vanished world.’ Caroline Alexander, writer of The Bounty and The Warfare that Killed Achilles, “From the elite ethos of Smith School to the uncooked frontier of northwestern Colorado, two pals dared to defy the conventions of their time and station. Dorothy Wickenden tells their extraordinary story with grace and perception, transporting us again to an America suffused with a way of journey and of risk. It is a fantastic e book about two formidable ladies, the lives they led–and the legacy they left.” Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of American Lion, ‘a Compelling Story…’ Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette, “The adventures of two well-bred Yankee women within the nonetheless wild West makes a exceptional, comic story. However evoked by way of Dorothy Wickenden’s skillful use of letters, diaries, and memoirs, Nothing Daunted can be a sluggish parade by way of younger America. Cowboys carefully-mannered earlier than the women; the bare-legged, ragged kids of their brand-new faculty; winter sleigh rides beneath the brand new moonall these moments have been preserved, their colours contemporary for contemporary wonderment: A haunting evocation of a vanished world.” Caroline Alexander, writer of The Bounty and The Warfare that Killed Achilles, €œA Compelling Story…€ Pittsburgh Publish-Gazette, “An excellent, stirring e book. By way of the eyes of two spirited and resourceful ladies from the civilized East, Wickenden makes the story of the American West participating and private. A delight to learn.” –Susan Orlean, writer of The Orchid Thief, ‘An excellent biography… Wickenden summons up the final moments of frontier life, the place books have been a luxurious and, when blizzards hit, homesteader’s kids would ski miles to high school on curved barrel staves… Nothing Daunted additionally reminds us that completely different strains of braveness may be discovered, not simply on the battlefield, however on the house entrance, too.’ Maureen Corrigan, Recent Air
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