Danneberg, Julie. Women writers of the West; five chroniclers of the Old West.

AuthorBoardman, Edna
PositionBrief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

Fulcrum. 88p. illus, bibliog, index, c2003. 1-55591-464-0. $12.95. JS

Five women writers--Jessie Benton Fremont. Louise Clappe. Mary Hallock Foote, Helen Hunt Jackson, and Gertrude Bonnin--are featured here in brief biographies. The style of the book, which entailed a great deal of research, is made up of very short essays, boxes, and a few b/w pictures. The text deals with the lives of the women and includes quotations related to them; it contains only brief excerpts from their actual writing. This arrangement, which deals with short attention spans while endeavoring to impart historical information, sometimes confuses. but the overall picture of each woman comes...

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