Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Publish date: June 21st 2011
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
, American History
, Biography Memoir
Man, I am 0-for-2 this week in finishing books. I couldn't get through this one, either. I was interested in it because the protagonists are two young women from upstate New York, and it's the true story of their going out to the frontier (in Colorado) to be schoolteachers. Unfortunately, the book i...
Wonderful story of teaching school in the wild west.
This was a labor of love on the part of the author. Her grandmother, Dorothy Woodruff, was one of the two intrepid high society East Coast young ladies who set off for Colorado in 1916 to spend a year teaching in a rural school. A lot of research went into the preparation of this book, and there ar...
I was a bit underwhelmed by this book. The potential for a ripping good story is there but I felt bogged down throughout the first half...second half is better but then it's over. An excerpt made a great New Yorker piece and maybe that was enough.
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