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One Thousand White Women Audiobook

One Thousand White Women

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Publisher's Summary

One Thousand White Women 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 1875 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 lifetimes.

Author Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

©1998 Jim Fergus; (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks America

What the Critics Say

"Fergus lets his imagination go wild and creates a journal of one of his ancestors who became one of those brides in 1875. Laura Hicks renders this imaginative work splendidly. She is vivacious and expressive as May Dodd." (Audiofile)

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    Lisa 09-23-15
    Lisa 09-23-15
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    "Long book for brief moments of enjoyment"

    There were some funny, poignant and otherwise entertaining moments, but the stereotypes o f races and religions disappointed me.
    I thought the narrator was over dramatic.
    I'm not even sure why I bothered to finish the book!

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    LDLattuca 08-24-15
    LDLattuca 08-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fat fingers"

    Overall, I rate,this book three stars because the subject matter is mundane. The story is new, however. The narrators voice was hard to listen to, not sure why. Perhaps the pitch?

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    Marilyn Sedona, AZ, United States 07-12-15
    Marilyn Sedona, AZ, United States 07-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "I loved the twist of history."

    I loved this book when I read it, and the audio book was fun to share with my boyfriend, on a roadtrip.

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    Darlene Jones North Carolina 07-07-15
    Darlene Jones North Carolina 07-07-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book"

    I loved every minute of this audio. I listen to audio books in the car but had to finish it on the house because I could not wait to hear the ending. Everything about it was good and the reader was spectacular.

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    David marietta, Gabon 06-09-15
    David marietta, Gabon 06-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic book."

    This book was so fantastic that in reading it you did not believe that it was true. It wasn't until halfway through the book that I realized it was a true story. The things that we have done for manifest

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    silverspring Silver Spring, MD 03-06-15
    silverspring Silver Spring, MD 03-06-15
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    "I loved it."

    I enjoyed this book very much! I know the author says May was not real but I felt it to be very plausible (to an extent). I am always intereted in stories from the female perspective.

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    Lauren 02-22-15
    Lauren 02-22-15
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    "Captivating and entertaining"

    This book had me interested the whole way through. The way the characters were developed was fantastic. I felt a true connection to the characters and I highly recommend it

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    Debbie Spicewood, TX, United States 11-08-14
    Debbie Spicewood, TX, United States 11-08-14

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    "Great historical novel"
    What did you love best about One Thousand White Women?

    it is a rarely told tale of strong women


    What did you like best about this story?

    historical view point


    What about Laura Hicks and Erik Steele ’s performance did you like?

    the readers really brought the story to life


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    nope it was a little slow at first


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    D. Simmons Texas 11-06-14
    D. Simmons Texas 11-06-14 Member Since 2017

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    "I loved the narration of this book!"
    If you could sum up One Thousand White Women in three words, what would they be?

    Very educational. I really enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed the different characters and the voices of the narrator.


    Have you listened to any of Laura Hicks and Erik Steele ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. I would never be able to do that anyways. Too busy.


    Any additional comments?

    My book downloaded with errors and I did miss some things in some chapters. But overall, I could follow the story easily.

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    Linda 10-03-14
    Linda 10-03-14
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    "History never ceases to amaze me!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Thousand White Women to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is a pleasure to lesson to yet reading the book is always a personal trip into the past. Voices are always different than you had imagined them!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Freedom is sometimes not what you thought it was!


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