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Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Nothing Daunted The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Author: Dorothy Wickenden
Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood attended grade school and Smith College together, spent nine months on a grand tour of Europe in 1910, and then, bored with society luncheons and chaperoned balls and not yet ready for marriage, they went off to teach the children of homesteaders in a remote schoolhouse on the Western Slope of Colorado. Th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439176597
ISBN-10: 1439176590
Publication Date: 5/8/2012
Pages: 320
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
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hardtack avatar reviewed Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West on + 1657 more book reviews
A wonderful story which really pulled me along. How some of the children got to school every day was amazing. Old timers tell stories about walking miles through snow, but some of these children had to do that in snow drifts up to their necks. They knew the value of education and wanted to be taught!

This book would make a great mini-series, except there are no vampires or zombies. :-)

I don't understand the poor reviews given here. What those reviewers saw as 'padding' was to me some of the best parts of the book. It helped flesh out and provide background for the stories of the two young women teaching for the first time. If it had just been about the teachers the book would have been boring.
SouthWestZippy avatar reviewed Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West on + 251 more book reviews
Not going to do a big write up on this book. Not only was it a dry read, it was poorly put together and the stories were all over the place making it hard to keep a time line. The Author gives you their take on activities not allowing the voices of Dorothy and Rosamond, plus has unnecessary history here and there. You could tell Dorothy and her friend had lots of experiences and lived their life moment to moment but just had a hard time hearing their voices.


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