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Love Lessons from the Old West: Wisdom From Wild Women

by Chris Enss

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I was given this volume through the GoodReads First-Reads program.

Each women's history is told with a focus on how much or little she pleased the man or men in her life. All of Geronimo's wives got lumped into one chapter that much more focused on Geronimo than any of the wives. The painful misogyny grated on me the whole time I read this.

Each chapter starts with an engaging bit of fictionalized narrative, based on the author's extensive research. Those bits were fun. After that good start, the writing devolved to lists of facts, with occasional comments about what the woman did right or wrong in trying to keep her man happy.

The author's research shows, but the choppy writing and relentless focus on the men in these women's lives blew the promising start. ( )
  hopeevey | May 20, 2018 |
The saying goes something like this: " Behind every successful man is a woman." After reading this book i might add the following: And behind every woman who endures and/or succeeds is a backbone.
Not just a book of love stories or female bios but a combination of both with a mix of perserverance and loyalty.
Ennss has written a book where she educates as well as perks interest, keeps those pages turning!
  linda.marsheells | Aug 6, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762774002, Paperback)

From Calamity Jane’s relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson—and learned to regret it, these romantic stories from the Old West are still familiar and entertaining to readers today. This collection features the lessons learned by and from the antics of the women who shaped the West.

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"From Calamity Jane's relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson--and learned to regret it, the stories from the Old West are full of stories that are familiar and entertaining to readers today. Meet Agnes Lake Hickok, the intrepid wife of Wild Bill Hickok and learn about the last love letter he sent before being dealt the dead man's hand. Learn the story behind the charming performer Lotta Crabtree's heartaches. And discover the tale of the dashing Kit Carson and his beautiful bride. This collection features the lessons learned by and from the antics of the women who shaped the West"--"From Calamity Jane's relentless pursuit of Wild Bill Hickok to Emma Walters, who gave it all up for the dashing Bat Masterson--and learned to regret it, the stories from the Old West are full of stories that are familiar and entertaining to readers today. This collection features the lessons learned by and from the antics of the women who shaped the West"--… (more)

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