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Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women (edition 2016)

by Marianne Monson (Author)

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Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call" to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter, as a free woman, six decades later. As a young girl, Charlotte hid her gender to escape a life of poverty and became the greatest stagecoach driver that ever lived. As a Native American, Gertrude fought to give her people a voice and to educate leaders about the ways and importance of her culture. These are gripping miniature dramas of good-hearted women, selfless providers, courageous immigrants and migrants, and women with skills too innumerable to list. Many were crusaders for social justice and women's rights. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world. The author ties the stories of these pioneer women to the experiences of women today with the hope that they will be inspired to live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith, and fortitude. To live with grit.… (more)
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Title:Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women
Authors:Marianne Monson (Author)
Info:Shadow Mountain (2016), Edition: Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed, 208 pages
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Rating:***1/2
Tags:Non-fiction, Historical Non-fiction, Audiobook

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Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Marianne Monson

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Frontier Grit
The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women
By: Marianne Monson
Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer
This is a remarkable collection of strong women who, each in their own way, conquered the west and the barriers that was placed in front of them with courage and tenacious gumption. It tells of 12 women from different walks of life, totally different stories, but all very intriguing and interesting! This was a free listen with Audible Plus! Recommend it highly!
Terrific narration also! ( )
  MontzaleeW | Nov 13, 2020 |
An interesting examination of a handful of historical figures from a variety of backgrounds. Although obviously well-researched, the writing and brevity of each woman's journey left me wanting more. Overall, the book feels like more of an introductory overview rather than an in-depth examination of life during this time. I might recommend this book to those who want the bang-for-their-buck and direct others to individual biographies of the more interesting women covered here. ( )
  fitals | Jul 19, 2019 |
An interesting book about many fascinating frontier and pioneer women. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
History, women, don't get in their way! Good pick up/put down book, could be read by ages 10-110.
These women were amazing! ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
I thought this book should have been an exciting read about these interesting women. It read too much like a text book for my tastes. ( )
  MNTreehugger | Oct 20, 2017 |
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Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call" to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter, as a free woman, six decades later. As a young girl, Charlotte hid her gender to escape a life of poverty and became the greatest stagecoach driver that ever lived. As a Native American, Gertrude fought to give her people a voice and to educate leaders about the ways and importance of her culture. These are gripping miniature dramas of good-hearted women, selfless providers, courageous immigrants and migrants, and women with skills too innumerable to list. Many were crusaders for social justice and women's rights. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world. The author ties the stories of these pioneer women to the experiences of women today with the hope that they will be inspired to live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith, and fortitude. To live with grit.

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