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ACROSS THE BUSY YEARS: RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS.  2 VOLUME SET + ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO MR. BUTLER AND HIS RUN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION., Butler, Nicholas Murray.
1 Butler, Nicholas Murray. ACROSS THE BUSY YEARS: RECOLLECTIONS AND REFLECTIONS. 2 VOLUME SET + ADDITIONAL MATERIAL RELATING TO MR. BUTLER AND HIS RUN FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939 Hard Cover Very Good- Good Inscribed By Author
2 volume set, 9 1/4" H, dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards, plus collection of newspaper clipping, letters, etc. Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was president of Columbia University for 43 years, president of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency. Volume I - 1939, NOT a first edition (lacks the "A" on the copyright page), but is inscribed: "This copy is for / George C. Atkins, '02 / with cordial greeting / Nicholas Murray Butler / November 2, 1939". 451 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: Apologia; Background of Inheritance; Paterson: Home and School Days; Undergraduate Days at Columbia; The Years of Graduate Study; A Voyage of Discovery; Building a University; Founding Teachers College; Some Fortunate Memories; Fourteen Republican National Conventions; Behind the Scenes in Politics; On Keeping Out of Public Office; Index. Volume II - 1940, first edition (not signed or inscribed). 474 pp, b&w illustrations. Contents: West Meets Immemorial East; A Summer to Remember, 1905; International Understanding and Peace; An Episode of the Endless Adventure; When War came in 1914; There is a History in All Men's Lives (Shakespeare - King Henry IV); Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendement; American Political Problems Still Unsolved; Abraham Lincoln and His Son; That Amazing West of Ours; Companionship and Conversation; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index. The following ephemera is included with these volumes: A letter from the Alumni Federation of Columbia University to the dedicatee with information about Volume II / 3 newspaper clippings on the death of Dr. Butler / front page of New York Times Book Review, September 24, 1939 with photo of Dr. Butler and review of book (review apparently continued on later page, but that is not included), plus an additional newspaper clipping about him from the New York Times of April 2, 1942 / a pamphlet: "William McKinley - and Twenty Years After" by Nicholas Murray Butler, given at the Tippecanoe Club of Cleveland, Ohio, January 29, 1920 - 13 pp, 9" H. / Broadsheet entitled "The Abdication of Democracy - Extension of Remarks of Hon. Jospeh C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming in the Senate of the United States, Tuesday, June 7, 1938. Address by Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University / a collection of letters, flyers, etc. concerning Dr. Butler's run for the Republican nomination for President, including "Butler on Republicanism" (hand card), "Nicholas Murray Butler, Candidate for the Republication Nomiantion for President of the United States from the Viewpoint of California (pamphlet -2 copies); "Wilson Failed because he was Wilson - Butler Succeeds because he is Bulter" (broadsheet) / three letters headed "For Presdient - Nicholas Murray Butler, one including a list of delegates for the state of New Jersey, and three other misc. items. Very light toning to most pages, light browning to some of the preliminary pages, moderate browning and scattered foxing marks on endpapers - a little more in volume I, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of text blocks, very small stain on top of text block of volume I and a tiny stain on the bottom of the text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text blocks, minor edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of volume I, slight lean to volume I, slight small bump to bottom corners of volume I. Dust jackets have light to moderate browning/scattered foxing on inside, moderate edge wear/wrinkling; a few small chips, and tears/creases; a few small light water stains; light soiling/rubbing; volume I has a few small and tiny scuffs as well as a light 2" scratch; both jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. Some Ephemera has light edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, a batch has rusty paper clip stains, most have fold marks, newspaper clippings have browning, one pamphlet has rusty staples/stains, envelope has pencil notations. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
2 Davis, Kenneth S. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: SOLDIER OF DEMOCRACY.
New York Konecky & Konecky 156852059X / 9781568520599 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
566 pp, 9 1/2" H. Undated reprint of the 1945 edition, c1999. A volume in the "Leaders of Our Time" series. "On June 6, 1944, a decisive day in the history of the Western World, the radio had been blaring reports of the progress of American troops on the Normandy beachhead since long before dawn. The man whose portrait is examined in this book had reached the supreme moment of his career. This work is a first hand account of Dwight D. Eisenhower from his early years in Texas through his military service in World War II. It documents his training at West Point, his tour of duty in WWI and then his meteoric rise as war leader and stateman in World War II. Extensive interviews that the author conducted with Eisenhower in London in the days leading up to the Normandy invasion shed new light on the strategic thinking that lay behind the momentous plans that were then being formulated. They also provide an intimate look at Eisenhower the man and the deeply held sense of values that would see him through the war and then later inform his tenure as president of the United States." Minor browning at top edge of spine, very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CAP AND BELLS:  AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS., Gravin, John W., chosen by.  Foreword by Lorne Pierce.  (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.)
3 Gravin, John W., chosen by. Foreword by Lorne Pierce. (Jean Blewett, Arthur Bourinot, Isabella Valancy Crawford, R.E. Guy, Katherine Hale, Frances Harrison, Wilson MacDonald, Isabel Ecclestone Mackay, Tom MacInnes, Joseph Easton McDougall, et al.) CAP AND BELLS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LIGHT VERSE BY CANADIAN POETS.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1936, first edition. 
105 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold title block and image on front board) - no dust jacket. Colourful patterned endpapers. A collection of Canadian poetry, gathered under the headings: We Have With Us; Fan cies About This and That; Frontier and Country; Mainly Historical Research; Tours and Detours. With Foreword and Biographical Index. Previous owner's name on one preliminary page, light browning to pages, corner crease on page 21/22, ligh t c i g a r e t te odor, light browning to edges of textlock, light fading to top/bottom of book and spine, small bump to bottom corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD.  THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT., Holt, W. Stull.  Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly.
4 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Near Fine 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Very minor edge wear on covers. 
Price: 24.50 USD
 
 
5 Holt, W. Stull. Edited by Maclyn P. Burg and Thomas J. Pressly. THE GREAT WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD. THE WORLD WAR I DIARIES AND LETTERS OF W. STULL HOLT.
Manhattan, Kansas Sunflower University Press 1999 0897452224 / 9780897452229 Soft Cover Very Good 
328 pp, 8vo, (9" H). B&w photographs, maps. "W. Stull Holt was 20 years old when he sailed for France in late March 1917 to join the American Ambulance Field Service. His patriotism, idealism, and desire for adventure had motivated him to volunteer just weeks before the U.S. declared war against Germany in April 1917. Holt ardently supported the war effort, and when his six-month contract with the AAFS was completed, he enlisted in the American Air Service where he won his pilot's wings, then applied for observer training. Holt was assigned as an observer-bombardier-gunner with the famed 20th Aero Squadron of the American 1st Daylight Bombardment Group, which dropped more bombs than any other American squadron at the front in World War I. He served near Verdun during the French summer offensive of 1917 where he was gassed; he later was awarded the French 'Croix de Guerre'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, very small area of color loss at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918., Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb)
6 Hughes, Matthew & Seligmann, Matthew, Editors (Brian Bond, Peter Simkins, William Philpott, J.M. Bourne, David Jordan, Annika Mombauer, Robert T. Foley, David Woodward, James F. Gentsch, Keith M. Wilson, Denise J. Poynter, Ian F.W. Beckett, Matthew Stibb) LEADERSHIP IN CONFLICT, 1914-1918.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2000 0850527511 / 9780850527513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
291 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w illustrations. "(E)xamines the often stormy relationships (of the generals and politicians of the Great War), portraying the decision-making process on both sides. Many of the individuals involved remain household names today over eighty years on: Douglas Haig, Ferdinand Foch, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and the German Kaiser, Wilhelm II. The results of their endeavours led to the now legendary carnage in Gallipoli, on the Somme, in the mud of Flanders and the frozen heights of the Alps. How did these great men conduct their relationships and decision-making? To answer this, the chapters range widely to look at the Home Front, the Western Front and America at war. They also deal with the role of royalty and sideshows such as Italy, where Britian and France came to the aid of faltering allies. In all of this, defeat or victory would be decided by the most forceful and dynamic leaders willing to listen to and accept the wisest counsel. (This book) brings together the works of distinguished authorities on this ever-fascinating period and adds significantly to our understanding of the often complex relationships at play." Minor browning to edges of textblock, two tiny edge tears with crease at top of page 139/140 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
PARIS 1919: SIX MONTHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD., MacMillan, Margaret.  Foreword By Richard Holbrooke.
7 MacMillan, Margaret. Foreword By Richard Holbrooke. PARIS 1919: SIX MONTHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD.
New York Random House 2002 0375508260 / 9780375508264 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
570 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Between January and July 1991, after 'the war to end all wars', men and women around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all further conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problem of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War. A landmark work of narrative history, (this) is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created - Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel - whose troubles haunt us still." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES., Martel, Gordon, editor.
8 Martel, Gordon, editor. THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES.
Peterborough, Ontario Broadview Press 1991 0921149859 / 9780921149859 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "The stories in this collection, coming from the diplomats themselves, focus on all facets of twentieth century diplomatic life, but highlight the whimsical, the laughable, the dramatic and sometimes the tragic aspects of life as a diplomat. There are anecdotes concerning some of the great figures of the century - Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Pearson, Nixon, Kissinger - and some of the not-so-great: unknown vice-consuls in South America, obscure third secretaries in the middle east. The book is organzied thematically; Martel focuses on such subjects as 'Dining with the Diplomats', 'Amateur Adventures', 'Sex and Other Diversions', 'Dressed to Deal', 'Diplomats at War' and 'Spies, Skulduggery and Other Sensations'. (Its) final section comprises a variety of first-hand accounts of one of the century's most dramatic diplomatic events: the Munich crisis of 1939. This is a book to amuse and to enlighten; it is must reading not only for diplomats, but for anyone with an interest in how relationships between nations so often depend upon relationships between people." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, small bump at bottom of spine, moderate bump at top of spine, tiny dint on fore-edge of rear board, tiny soiling speck at bottom corner of textblock and top corner of rear board. Dust jacket has heavy wrinkling at top of spine - light elsewhere, light fading to spine colour/lettering and also on flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE END OF ORDER: VERSAILLES 1919., Mee, Charles L., Jr.
9 Mee, Charles L., Jr. THE END OF ORDER: VERSAILLES 1919.
New York E.P. Dutton 1980 0525098100 / 9780525098102 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
301 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The first world war and the Versailles Treaty that followed produced the most serious upheaval in the long and stormy course of modern world history. Four great empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Russia - were part of the war's rubble. Far from restoring the world to order, the diplomats who met in 1919 at Paris and at Versailles plunged the world again, this time irretrievably, into the chaos of the twentieth century. It was the end of order. At three o'clock on the afternoon of May 7, 1919, the head of the German delegation to the Paris Peace Conference entered a room in the Trianon Palace of Versailles and was 'dazzled and disoriented by the sudden explosion of sunlight reflected in the vast mirrors, the chandeliers and white walls'. Brockdorff-Rantzau was further bewildered by the Treaty that was presented to him - 'a mass of cross references and changed paragraphs' covering 200 printed pages and 140 articles. Yet nobody had studied the document - not the barrel-chested, shrewd, ferocious Clemenceau, commonly called 'The Tiger'; not the mercurial and crafty Lloyd George; and not Woodrow Wilson, the orator who looked like a Presbyterian minister and had been hailed as the Savior of Europe. What happened when the three most powerful heads of state gathered to establish a new world order is the subject of this important book. By turns appalling and hilarious, but informed throughout by a tragic sense of irony, this book is at once a work of art and a relentless disclosure of human beings caught in the process of making their own history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, soft crease down spine, faint tiny foxing marks on edge of text block - mainly top edge, small light soiling mark in bottom margin of page 101. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain under laminate of front flap - text is legible, light foxing on inside top edge - mainly on front panel, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON:  CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919., Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L.
10 Morton, Desmond and Granatstein, J.L. MARCHING TO ARMAGEDDON: CANADIANS AND THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1919.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192099 / 9780886192099 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good - 
288 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans, colour plates. "Much more than a military history, (this book) evocatively recreates the effect of the war years on ordinary Canadians. All the facets of the war - the blunders, the heroism, the battles and the suffering - are vividly brought home by action pictures of the day, by poster and war art, and by the incisive text of two of Canada's most highly regarded and popular historians." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tape repair at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918.  WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX.  (11th), Persico, Joseph E.
11 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; Christmas notation, place, date and signature written in pencil on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
12 Persico, Joseph E. ELEVENTH MONTH, ELEVENTH DAY, ELEVENTH HOUR: ARMISTICE DAY, 1918. WORLD WAR I AND ITS VIOLENT CLIMAX. (11th)
New York Random House 2004 0375508252 / 9780375508257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
456 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "November 11, 1918. The final hours pulsate with tension as every man in the trenches hopes to escape the melancholy distinction of being the last to die in World War I. The Allied generals knew the fighting would end precisely at 11:00 a.m., yet in the final hours they flung men against an already beaten Germany. The result? Eleven thousand casualties suffered - more than during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Why? Allied commanders wanted to punish the enemy to the very last moment, and career officers saw a fast-fading chance for glory and promotion. (The author) puts the reader in the trenches with the forgotten and the famous - among the latter, Corporal Adolf Hitler, Captain Harry Truman, and Colonels Douglas MacArthur and George Patton. Mainly, though, he follows ordinary soldiers' lives, illuminating their fate as the end approaches." Wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA 1918-1919 AND THE PART PLAYED BY CANADA., Swettenham, John.
13 Swettenham, John. ALLIED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA 1918-1919 AND THE PART PLAYED BY CANADA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
315 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Allied intervention (in the Russian Civil War) took place in three main theatres; Northern and Southern Russia as well as Siberia. Canadians served in all these places - in fact Canada was the major Commonwealth contributor to the intervention in Siberia - and a superficial account of the events and their political implications is contained in the official history of the Canadian Army in the First World War. John Swettenham, who drafted the Canadian account, now treats the subject in depth and in international perspective. Official British records for the period (were at the time of printing) still witheld from scholars; those in Ottawa, however, are not and these have been consulted to throw new light on the motives and actions of the intervening powers. In this critical assessment the story of the Allied operations in Russia has been written against the double background of the issues and events of the Russian Civil War itself and of the international intrigues and rivalries of the erstwhile Allies; thus the inverventionists' role can be seen in a broad perspective. The reasons for failure - so that Bolshevik Russia emerged 'thoroughly militarised - bitterly hostile' are plainly given." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, minor soiling/rubbing, a few tiny scratches on front panel. 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
14 Tuchman, Barbara. Introduced by Margaret MacMillan. THE ZIMMERMANN TELEGRAM.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
225 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), bound in cloth and pictorial boards - in slipcase. B&w photographs. "In January 1917 the German Foreign Minister, Arthur Zimmermann, sent a cable to his Ambassador in Washington for transmission to the German Ambassador in Mexico. In it, (he) announced that Germany was going to start unrestricted submarine warfare against all shipping, Allied or neutral, in the Atlantic. He then made a startling and audacious proposal: the German Ambassador was to offer the Mexican government an alliance directed against the United States and, furthermore, to ask the Mexicans to contact the Japanese to see if they could be persuaded to switch sides (Japan was on the Allied side in the First World War). British Intelligence decoded the telegram and passed it on to the Americans, with momentous consquences." Very small printing ink mark on plain page 2. Small minor bump on slipcase. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Wickenden, Dorothy. NOTHING DAUNTED: THE UNEXPECTED EDUCATION OF TWO SOCIETY GIRLS IN THE WEST.
New York Scribner 2011 1439176582 / 9781439176580 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their society luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teaching jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied - shocking their families and friends. They took the new railroad over the Continental Divide and made their way by spring wagon to the tiny settlement of Elkhead, where they lived with a family of homesteaders. They rode several miles to school each day on horseback, sometimes in blinding blizzards. Their students walked or skied on barrel staves, in tattered clothes and shoes tied together with string. The man who had lured them out west was Ferry Carpenter, a witty, idealistic, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher. He had promised them the adventure of a lifetime and the most modern schoolhouse in Routt County; he hadn't let on that the teachers would be considered dazzling prospective brides for the locals. In their buoyant letters home, the two women captured the voices and stories of the pioneer women, the children, and the other memorable people they got to know. Nearly a hundred years later, the granddaughter of Dorothy Woodruff found the letters and began to reconstruct the women's journey. Enhancing the story with interviews with descendants, research about these vanished communities, and trips to the region, (she) creates an exhilarating saga about two intrepid young women and the 'settling up' of the West." Browning to bottom of text block - mainly near spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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