2 years ago
I hope you enjoy your reading today. It struck me that, for a book published in 1969, particularly a Western, Mattie should have become a feminist icon. A woman like her casts the very notion of NOT ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment as an act of bigotry and cowardice. It's remarkable to me that this was written by a Sargeant in the US Marines and a vet of the war in Korea.