Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West

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Spiegel & Grau
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.5 inches | 1.48 pounds

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About the Author
Katie Hickman is the author of nine previous books, including two international bestsellers of history. She has also written two highly acclaimed travel books, and a trilogy of historical novels, which between them have been translated into twenty languages. Born into a diplomatic family, Hickman had a peripatetic childhood, growing up in Spain, Ireland, Singapore, and South America. She lives in London on a converted barge on the River Thames.
"Brave Hearted is not just history, it is an incredibly intense page-turning experience. To read what these women endured is to be transported into another universe of courage, loss, pain, and occasionally victory. This book is a triumph." - Amanda Foreman "Gripping, eye-opening, enlightening."--Emma Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of Room"This book delivers a blazing 360-degree view of the American story. Each page is packed with gumption and grit and genius."--Bettany Hughes, New York Times bestselling author of The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life"Full of heartrending accounts of courage and tragedy, this is a vital contribution to the history of America's frontier."--Publishers Weekly"[A] wide-ranging survey of the multifaceted roles of women in the 19th-century settlement of the American West.... Hickman writes sensitively.... A welcome corrective to the long-skewed male-centric history of westward expansion."-Kirkus Reviews"As easy to read as any Western with the added advantage of showing a new version of the Old West, one vital for readers to explore."--Library Journal (starred review)"A triumphant narrative that brings many overlooked women into the spotlight."--Booklist"The most profound reorientation comes in Indigenous women's accounts.... Hickman works to center the hard truths they tell.... She has woven together an extraordinary range of women's first-person voices - we hear from more than fifty of them - into a gripping narrative." --Times Literary Supplement "Absolutely compelling; telling the stories of women who for so many years have been written out of history and making us completely rethink our image of the Wild West."--Christina Lamb, Sunday Times (UK)"Brave Hearted puts the rough texture of personal experience back into the big narrative of how the west was won."--Literary Review"In the past 50 years there has been an explosion of scholarly research that has served to dismantle those hoary old myths about the Wild West as a white male space in which women looked worried or sashayed into a saloon bar looking for trouble. In Brave Hearted Hickman makes deft and sensitive use of this new material. The result is a glorious patchwork ... which does these extraordinary women proud."--Kathryn Hughes, Sunday Times (UK)