Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (Revised)



In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers. A classic account of a truly astounding journey.

Product Details

Price: $7.95  $7.31
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Published Date: December 15, 1975
Pages: 282
Dimensions: 4.9 X 0.81 X 7.49 inches | 0.63 pounds
ISBN: 9780806113289

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About the Author

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004), educated at Harvard, Yale, and Oxford, was an American historian at the University of Chicago who wrote on many topics in American and world history. He was a Librarian of Congress Emeritus, having directed the US national library from 1979 to 1987, and helped create the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. He had previously been director of the National Museum for History and Technology and of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.