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Nothing Daunted

The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

Wickenden, Dorothy

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Nothing Daunted
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"A captivating full-length book derived from a widely read and much beloved New Yorker piece about Wickenden's grandmother and her grandmother's best friend who left their affluent East Coast lives to "rough it" as teachers in the wilds of Colorado in 1916"-- Provided by publisher. "A captivating book about Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to "rough it" as a teacher in Colorado in 1916"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2011
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439176597
1439176590
9781439176580
1439176582
Branch Call Number: B-Wo8606w 2011
Characteristics: xiv, 286 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm

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"A captivating book about Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, who left her affluent East Coast life to "rough it" as a teacher in Colorado in 1916"


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Jun 05, 2013
  • MElaineMilanMerry rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not the most eventful of books, but that's not really the point. Letters aren't going to make for a really thrilling plot; it's about the detail of daily life. There could have been a little more focus, but true stories recreated through letters are usually going to have a little problems with that. I wish the library had a greater selection of pioneer-type life stories, so I'm glad this was available.

Oct 11, 2012
  • Caroline1731 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An engrossing book that recreates the lives of two society women from NY who move to Colorado at the turn of the century to teach in a rural school house. It's a true story of their lives recreated through their letters home at that time. I don't typically read non-fiction but the sense of adventure and good humor of the "heroines" carried me through. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who liked to read Laura Ingalls Wilder growing up and who loves stories of strong, capable women.

May 12, 2012
  • unJoCo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Found it be a worthwhile read--I am one of those readers that will skip around with non-fiction. I would read chapters I found to be interesting.

Oct 18, 2011
  • diamtupa rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

After 60 pp I decided to stop wasting my time waiting for something to really happen. It was too unfocused and jarbled. Lost interest.

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