Nothing Daunted

Nothing Daunted

The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

Book - 2011
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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"-- Provided by publisher. "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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2011
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439176580
1439176582
9781439176597
1439176590
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 371.1 WOODRUFF 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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MElaineMilanMerry
Jun 05, 2013

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.

Caroline1731 Oct 11, 2012

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.

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unJoCo
May 12, 2012

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.

DiaT Oct 18, 2011

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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EmilyEm
Sep 01, 2011

Two childhood friends, both Smith College grads, accept teaching jobs at a new school on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains in northwestern Colorado in 1915. It's more than just about that year; it's really a family memoir of the author's grandmother, also Dorothy, and her friend Roz.

It's a good story. The enterprising Ferry Carpenter who gets them to Colorado is the more interesting character!

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