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Lady's Choice: Ethel Waxham's Journals and Letters, 1905-1910 Paperback – November 1, 1996
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"These letters are among the treasures of American history, bringing to life an adventurous, quick witted woman and the laconic but determined man who wooed and won her. Together, the Loves redefine our understanding of the American Dream and what it took to win the West."(Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan, co writers, The West (PBS)) -- (Geoffrey C. Ward and Dayton Duncan, co writers, The West)
In a foreword to [Ladys Choice], writer John McPhee observes of Waxham that the admiration and affection I came to feel toward her is probably matched by no one Ive encountered in my professional life. After reading Ladys Choice, one can understand why. -- Smithsonian
Ladys Choice is a welcome addition to the growing number of books that focus on women in the West. The authors, Waxhams granddaughters, have created not only a valuable record of frontier life, but also a tribute to an intelligent and spirited lady who struggled with the choices available to her at the beginning of the twentieth century. --Western Historical Quarterly
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A rich portrait of a woman's life in the American West of the early 1900s--a love story that reads like a novel.
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One or two reviewers have mentioned they hoped for a follow-up book. Well, I have been lucky enough to be in touch with Barbara Love and - although she sadly lost her sister recently - she is still hoping to put together a second volume. So, no pressure, but let's keep our fingers crossed!
This is one of the best books I've ever read and the subject matter is really interesting and engrossing. It's much more than a bunch of dry letters and diary entries that's for sure.
The book was compiled and edited by two of the Love's grandaughters, Barbara Love and Francis Love Froidevaux, with a forward by John McPhee.