One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women : The Journals of May Dodd

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"One Thousand White Women" begins with May Dodd's journey west, into the unknown. Yet the unknown is a far better fate than the life she left behind: committed to an insane asylum by her blueblood family for the crime of loving a man beneath her station, May finds that her only hope of freedom is to participate in a secret government program whereby women from the "civilized" world become the brides of Cheyenne warriors. What follows is the story of May's breathtaking adventures: her brief, passionate romance with the gallant young army captain John Bourke; her marriage to the great chief Little Wolf; and her conflict of being caught between two worlds, loving two men, living two lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 226 x 26mm | 379.99g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0312199430
  • 9780312199432
  • 63,628

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A most impressive novel that melds the physical world to the spiritual. "One Thousand White Women "is engaging, entertaining, well-written, and well-told. It will be widely read for a long time, as will the rest of Jim Fergus's work. "Rick Bass, author of Where the Sea Used to Be" Jim Fergus knows his country in a way that's evocative Dee Brown and all the other great writers of the American West and its native peoples. But "One Thousand White Women "is more than a chronicle of the Old West. It's a superb tale of sorrow, suspense, exultation, and triumph that leaves the reader waiting to turn the page and wonderfully wrung out at the end. "Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump" The best writing transports readers to another time and place, so that when they reluctantly close the book, they are astonished to find themselves returned to their everyday lives. "One Thousand White Women "is such a book. Jim Fergus so skillfully envelops us in the heart and mind of his main character, May Dodd, that we weep when she mourns, we shake our fist at anyone who tries to sway her course, and our hearts pound when she is in danger. "Colorado Springs Gazette" An impressive historical...terse, convincing, and affecting. "Kirkus Reviews""
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About Jim Fergus

Jim Fergus is field editor and monthly columnist for sports Afield magazine and also writes a monthly feature on the Web site. His work has appeared in numerous national magazines and newspapers, and he is the author of the nonfiction book A Hunter's Road. He lives in northern Colorado.
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