One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1)

One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (One Thousand White Women, #1) Description:

i One Thousand White Women i is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who under the auspices of the U S government travel to the western prairies in to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians The covert and controversial Brides for Indians program launched by the administration of Ulysses S Grant is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man s world Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time

Rating: 3.72 out of 5

The Wild Girl

The Wild Girl Description:

As a young man Ned was part of an expedition to find and free a boy who was captured by the Apaches using an Apache girl as ransom Ned has photographed the girl and her narrative combines with extracts from Ned diaries to tell a story that resonates years later and that lays bare some of the harsh truths about the American presence in the West

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

La Vengeance des mères

La Vengeance des mères Description:

Dans le but de favoriser l int gration un chef cheyenne Little Wolf propose au pr sident Grant d changer mille chevaux contre mille femmes blanches pour les marier ses guerriers Grant accepte et envoie dans les contr es recul es du Nebraska les premi res femmes pour la plupart recrut es de force dans les p nitenciers et les asiles du pays En d pit de tous les trait s la tribu de Little Wolf ne tarde pas tre extermin e par l arm e am ricaine et quelques femmes blanches seulement chappent ce massacre br Parmi elles deux s urs Margaret et Susan Kelly qui traumatis es par la perte de leurs enfants et par le comportement sanguinaire de l arm e refusent de rejoindre la civilisation Apr s avoir trouv refuge dans la tribu de Sitting Bull elles vont prendre le parti du peuple indien et se lancer avec quelques prisonni res des Sioux dans une lutte d sesp r e pour leur survie br br Avec cette aventure passionnante d un petit groupe de femmes prises au milieu des guerres indiennes Jim Fergus nous donne enfin la suite de Mille femmes blanches Le miracle se produit nouveau et cette pop e fabuleusement romanesque v ritable chant d amour la culture indienne et la f minit procure un incommensurable plaisir de lecture

Rating: 3.79 out of 5

The Memory of Love

The Memory of Love Description:

After recovering from grave wounds suffered in the Great War Bogey Lambert a young cowboy from Colorado makes his way to s Paris where he encounters the beautiful painter Chrysis Jungbluth Precocious passionate talented the free spirited Chrysis rebels against a society and an art world in which men have all the privilege and women none By day a serious student at the prestigious l Ecole des Beaux Arts at night Chrysis loses herself to the sensual pleasures of the Montparnasse nightlife where all seems permissible There she and the American cowboy will live the love of a lifetime

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

Marie-Blanche

Marie-Blanche Description:

r gion des Grands Lacs Jim Fergus rend visite sa grand m re Ren e ans Fille d aristocrates fran ais d sargent s mari e trois fois celle ci a connu un destin hors du commun qui l a men e de son petit village natal de la r gion de Senlis jusqu aux Etats Unis en passant par les sables de l Egypte D un caract re entier froide et tyrannique elle a bris la vie de sa famille en particulier celle de sa propre fille Marie Blanche la m re de Jim Pour essayer de la comprendre et peut tre de lui pardonner celui ci va tenter de retracer son parcours En parall le travers le journal intime de sa m re l crivain nous fait entrer dans l intimit de celle ci Intern e en dans un asile de Lausanne Marie Blanche se souvient de sa vie commenc e comme un conte de f es mais qui prit peu peu des allures de trag die Jim Fergus s inspire ici de son histoire personnelle pour nous offrir une saga familiale bouleversante

Rating: 3.28 out of 5

The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer

The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--with Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer Description:

From renowned outdoor writer Jim Fergus comes this collection which represents a kind of extended journey across the country from Colorado to Florida and points beyond From pheasant hunting at Nebraska s Fort Robinson to bone fishing on the flats of Grand Exuma Bahamas these essays arranged by season chronicle Fergus s most memorable travels hunting and fishing over a period of years A book about the natural world and man s place in it i The Sporting Road i is also a book about relationships which for Fergus include old friends new acquaintances and his trusted yellow lab Sweetzer

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands

A Hunter's Road: A Journey with Gun and Dog Across the American Uplands Description:

In an epic season of sport Jim Fergus and his trusty yellow lab Sweetzer trek the mountains plains prairies forests marshes deltas and deserts of America both alone and with a host of memorable companions br Compared by critics to John Steinbecks Travels with Charley and Ivan Turgenev s Hunter s Sketches A Hunter s Road is a travel adventure tale in which bird hunting is less an end that a vehicle straight to the heart of the country

Rating: 3.27 out of 5

La Vengeance des mères - Extrait

La Vengeance des mères - Extrait Description:

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Rating: 3.67 out of 5

Dog First Aid: A Field Guide: Emergency Care for the Hunting, Working, and Outdoor Dog

Dog First Aid: A Field Guide: Emergency Care for the Hunting, Working, and Outdoor Dog Description:

Nothing can ruin a day afield and sometimes an entire trip faster than a dog injury This is the first field guide covering the injuries a dog can encounter in the field presenting the symptoms and treatment Sized to fit in a pocket x and spiral bound for easy use Each section is tabbed for quick access to a particular ailment and covers such things as snake bites gunshot wounds poisoning choking cuts bleeding lacerations pests eye problems vomiting ear problems shock heat prostration broken bones conditioning and first aid supplies

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Fathers and Sons: An Anthology

Fathers and Sons: An Anthology Description:

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Rating: 3.48 out of 5