Book Reviews of A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Author: Daniel J. Boorstin, Isabella Lucy Bird
ISBN-13: 9780806113289
ISBN-10: 0806113286
Publication Date: 12/1999
Pages: 276
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
What an unusual book! I lived in Colorado for about fifteen years, prior to moving to Alabama, so it was interesting to read of the familiar places mentioned in this book. Her wild west accounts made me yearn for the outdoors and better appreciate civilization. I felt like I was traveling along with her. What an adventurous and courageous woman was Lady Bird, amazing!
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Helpful Score: 4
Very good copy of an inspiring tale of a woman before her time. A true story of a woman with courage and gumption traveling alone by horseback through the rocky mountain area of Colorado.
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Helpful Score: 2
Pretty good book, but slow in places.
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Helpful Score: 1
A historic treasure. View US western life in the 1870s through the eyes of an intrepid lady traveler. While her prejudices may seem antiquated - and why not, this was written 140 years ago - her observations are really interesting. She is a very colorful writer and you get a superb picture.
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I normally don't read non-fiction, because I don't find it as intersting, but Isabella Bird's letters are stranger and every bit as exciting as fiction. Her descriptions are remarkable, not to mention accurate, and the people she meets are as diverse as characters out of a novel. I'm so glad I took a chance on this book!
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This book captured my imagination and continues to haunt me with fantasies of traveling Colorado on horseback during the times of the wild west. A very remarkable woman with a talented pen.
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history buffs will enjoy this book, a compilation of articles the writer offered to newspapers and magazines while she was traveling the Rocky Mtn West
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