Throwback Thursday (07/26/12)

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books!

Noting that book blogging onften focuses on new releases, here’s how Throwback Thursday works:

  1. Pick a book released more than 5 years ago.
  2. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover art) and an explanation of why you love it.
  3. Link up your post at The Housework Can Wait or Never Too Fond of Books.
  4. Visit as many blogs as you can, reminisce about books you loved, and discover some “new” books for your TBR list!

No Life for a Lady by Agnes Morley Cleaveland

From the original post (12/28/05):

Loved No Life for a Lady. Agnes Morley Cleaveland had a great voice and imparts history in the form of “I was there.” The books covers the rise and fall of New Mexico cattle baronies. It’s a book I’m glad I stumbled across.

In my yearly wrap-up post:

After I moved to AZ, I began to take an interest in the history of here and Nebraska. Pioneer history. I picked this book, and another of similar subject, at the Tempe Library sale. Ironically, they were published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (my alma mater).

Why should you read it today? It’s history, entertaining history.  Cleaveland’s anecdotes are filled with humor without sugar-coating hardships. It’s sometimes easy to forget that during same era as corsets, bustles, and parasols, there were women taking care of their homestead’s business matters, fending off bandits and bears, rounding up lost horses, and becoming educated while their men-folk were off driving cattle and taking care of other matters.

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