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    DescriptionAll aspects of western feminine life, which include a good deal about the western male, are covered in this lively, informal but soundly factual account of the women who built the West. Among those whose stories are included are Elizabeth Custer; Lola Montez, Ann Eliza Young, Josephine Meeker, Carry Nation, Esther Morris, and Virginia Reed. "The promise implicit in the title of this book is not broken. Mr. Brown has assembled a notable collection of women who took part in the migrations westward, mostly in the period of 1850-1880, and presents them, often with enthusiasm and always with sympathy...I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Brown's book." - Stewart Holbrook, "New York Herald Tribune Books". "Underlying the book's fascinating comedy and pathos and terror, there is a sociological overtone. Mr. Brown shows that the reactions of these women to their frontier experience were as important as male reactions in the development of American mores and American democracy." - Marshall Sprague, "New York Times Book Review". Dee Brown is author of numerous books including "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee". "The Fetterman Massacre", and "The Galvanized Yankees" are both available as Bison Books.


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    Title
    The Gentle Tamers
    Subtitle
    Women of the Old Wild West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dee Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 335
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 349 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803250253
    ISBN 10: 0803250258
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A16760000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A16504000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 978.0088042
    DC19: 978.02088042
    LC classification: F591.B87 1
    DC22: 978/.0088042
    LC classification: F591 .B87 1981
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, index
    Publisher
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1981
    Publication City/Country
    Lincoln
    Author Information
    Dee Brown is author of numerous books including "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." "The Fetterman Massacre" and "The Galvanized Yankees" are both available as Bison Books.
    Review quote
    "The promise implicit in the title of this book is not broken. Mr. Brown has assembled a notable collection of women who took part in the migrations westward, mostly in the period of 1850-1880, and presents them, often with enthusiasm and always with sympathy. . . . I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Brown's book."--Stewart Holbrook, "New York Herald Tribune Books"--Stewart Holbrook "New York Herald Tribune Books "
    Review text
    Take the sub-title rather than the title for your guide, as "The Gentle Tamers" seems to this reader a misnomer for the tales of some 25 women who crossed the Western trails or settled there in the old and not-so-old days. Actually, the imprint left by these women is slight; and where fame has accumulated as in the case of Carrie Nation, the saloon-smashing prowess could hardly be termed "gentle". One whose mark was considerable was the charming ?? Whitman, wife of the missionary, who went with her husband to Oregon in 1836. Her diary might well have been more amply quoted as it is a delight. The author gives more space to Josephine Meeker, captured by Ute Indians in 1879 at the White River (Colorado) massacre; and to Frances Grummond, who wrote an excellent book her own experiences in the four months spent in 1866 at Fort Phil Kearney on the Bozeman Trail, and whose husband died in the Fetterman massacre. Elizabeth Custer, widow of the somewhat tarnished "hero" of the Little Big Horn; Lotta Crabtree, the actress, and a wide variety of other figures- prostitutes, actresses, wives of gold-seekers, settlers and soldiers make up the roster. Sacagewea, the squaw who helped guide Lewis and Clark, Jessie Fremont, wife of the explorer, and others who seem of greater significance, are not, included. Although the material is well presented and the result of honest research, the book seems unmotivated and something of a hodgepodge, and those familiar with the historical record will find it disappointing. Possibly its market is more for the uninitiated, for high school students seeking Western data, and certainly for women rather than men. Maybe it will lead to further reading. (Kirkus Reviews)