One Thousand White Women

- The Journals of May Dodd

af


One Thousand White Women
Du sparer Spar kr. 59,10 med Shopping-fordele
  • Leveringstid Mangler, normalt 2-5 uger
For at købe bogen til fordelspris skal du have et medlemskab med Læs mere om medlemskaber og Shopping-fordele her.
Format:
Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
05-06-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
669
  • Beskrivelse
  • Yderligere info
  • Anmeldelser

May Dodd, born to wealth in Chicago in 1850, left home in her teens and through a family disgrace is imprisoned in a monstrous lunatic asylum. In 1875 Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, comes to Washington to seal a treaty with President Ulysses S. Grant and suggests that peace between Whites and Cheyenne could be established if the Cheyenne were given white women as wives, and that the tribe would agree to raise the children from such unions. Grant secretly recruits 1,000 women from jails, penitentiaries, debtors' prisons, and mental institutions offering full pardons or unconditional release. May, who jumps at the chance, embarks upon the adventure of her lifetime, along with a colourful assembly of pioneer women. She keeps the fictional journal we read, marries Little Wolf, lives in a crowded tipi with his two other wives and their children and lives the life of a Cheyenne squaw. '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 Gazett"e

Andre udgaver:

Bog, paperback
E-bog, ePub
Lydbog, download

Vis mereVis mindre

Udgivelsesdato:
05-06-2013
ISBN13:
9781410458070
Vægt:
725 g
Dybde:
35 mm
Bredde:
142 mm
Højde:
218 mm
Forlag:
Thorndike Press
Format:
Hardback
Udgave:
0
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

'I leave this record for my dear children, in the event that they never see their loving mother again and so that they might one day know the truth of my unjust incarceration, my escape from Hell, and into whatever is to come in these pages...'

So begins May Dodd's fictional chronicle of her journey west, in 1875, into the unknown--whatever fate awaits her must be better than the life she left behind. Her freedom comes from the 'Brides for Indians' scheme, a secret government plan to pacify the Cheyenne nation by supplying a thousand willing women from the 'civilized' world to become the brides of their warriors. What follows is the story of May's breathtaking adventures: her brief, passionate romance with a gallant young army captain, her marriage to the great Cheyenne chief, Little Wolf, and her life among the savages.

Based on an actual historical event but told through fictional diaries, this is the story of a remarkable woman caught between two worlds, loving two men and living two lives.

Vis mereVis mindre

Vis mereVis mindre

Fandt du ikke hvad du søgte?

Hvis denne bog ikke er noget for dig, kan du benytte kategorierne nedenfor til at finde andre titler. Klik på en kategori for at se lignende bøger.

Se andre bøger, der handler om

Velkommen til Saxo – din danske boghandel!

Hos os kan du handle som gæst, Saxo-bruger eller Premium-medlem – du bestemmer helt selv. Skulle du få brug for hjælp, sidder vores kundeservice-team klar ved både telefonerne og tasterne.

Om fordelspriser hos Saxo

For at købe bøger til fordelspris, skal du være medlem af Premium, Premium Shopping eller Premium Studie. De første 30 dage er gratis for nye medlemmer. Medlemskabet fornyes automatisk og kan altid opsiges. Læs mere om fordelene ved vores forskellige medlemskaber her.

Machine Name: SAXO082