The American women’s movement has been shrouded in myths, argue three leading scholars in this bold and revisionist history. Eschewing the conventional wisdom that places the origins of the American women’s movement in the nostalgic glow of the late 1960s, Feminism Unfinished traces the beginnings of this seminal American social movement to the 1920s, in the process creating an expanded, historical narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of American women’s history.
"Useful information, well read"
In the lingering chill of the early Alaskan spring, famed "musher" Jessie Arnold confronts the charred remains of a favorite local pub, destroyed by a suspicious blaze that claimed an innocent, unsuspecting life. This lull between racing seasons is meant to be a time of grueling training and conditioning for Jessie and her dogsled team, but instead it has become a time of fear. Because the burning has only begun, and its flames will scar and blister Jessie's world in ways she can barely imagine.
"Hooked on Henry"
Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen is faced with solving the mystery of what became of pilot Norm Lewis, whose plane disappeared six months ago. When Norm's battered plane is found, empty except for the decomposed, bullet-riddled body of an unidentified female, his wife, Rochelle, is shocked and puzzled. Norm is nowhere to be found, and Rochelle demands to be included in the search. When the body in the plane turns out to be that of a federal agent who was investigating big-game poachers, the FBI steps in.
With her cabin a pile of ashes and her lite in pieces, champion Alaskan "musher" Jessie Arnold has gratefully accepted a friend's proposal that she drive his motor home up from Idaho, along the Alaska Highway: a breathtaking, 2,000-mile-long route winding past hot springs, glaciers, and ice-blue lakes. But the idyllic trip takes a dark turn when a teenage hitchhiker brings terror aboard.
"Alaska RV adventure"
Sled dog racer Jessie Arnold stars in a series that's "suspenseful, intelligent, and filled with the spectacular beauty of the northern wilds" (Dallas Morning News). Her friends, Laurie and Jim, have acquired their dream, an old lighthouse on the Alaskan Inside Passage, and invited everyone to a party. Not a party in the typical sense, but one where guests earn their keep by restoring the old building.
"A little rocky"
Zigzagging the country in a mini-Winnie means endless adventure, and Maxie McNabb is always up for something new. So she and her dog, Stretch, head for the heat of New Mexico, where Maxie plans to learn how to weave. But everything changes for the sleepy town when a local woman attempts suicide. A casualty of her husband's mid-life crisis, she was replaced by a newer, sexier model. And to top it off, a sleazy conman has set his sights on her.
Famed Alaskan "musher" Jessie Arnold thinks she's finally put her dark past behind her. But the excavations on her new cabin unearth a decades-old skeleton entombed in a crumbling basement wall, along with a butterfly pendant necklace worn by the alleged victim of a brutal serial slayer who preyed on area women 20 years earlier.
"Not one of the best"
Jessie Arnold is a sled-racing champion who left racing after a knee injury. While getting back in shape for an Iditarod, she comes across a snow-covered body on a local trail. With her boyfriend, Alaska State Trooper Alex Jensen, she's soon on the trail of criminals.
At 63, Maxie is cruising down the Alaska Highway in her brand-new Winnebago. She's always been a gypsy at heart, and with her mini-dachshund at her side, and the open road ahead, she's never been happier. But before her exploration of the Lower 48 gets underway, Maxie needs to figure out who burglarized her friend's Colorado home, and why. But the closer Maxie gets to solving the puzzle, the more it becomes chillingly clear that her friend's life isn't the only one on the line.
"Maxie definitely doesn't leap to conclusions"
With August drawing to a close, Jessie Arnold is feeling empty. Not even the return of a friend can lessen her disappointment over having to miss the approaching Alaskan dogsled racing season because of her recent knee surgery. But a request to help man the Iditarod booth at the Alaska State Fair is a godsend, something that keeps Jessie involved and happy, until a corpse turns up on the fairgrounds.
"My Favorite so far!"
In July of 1897, the S.S. Portland sailed from Alaska to Seattle carrying two tons of Yukon gold, setting off the famed Klondike Gold Rush. Now, the Spirit of '98 is recreating that historic voyage and Alex Jensen is assigned to watch the gold. With his lady love, the famous "musher" Jessie Arnold, at his side, he is looking forward to the leisurely trip, until an unexplained rash of shipboard robberies and a probable death jolts him into action.
Maxie McNabb and her miniature dachshund, Stretch, are just back from their latest adventure when a murder shatters the quiet in their hometown of Homer, Alaska. Now it's up to Maxie to find the killer - a search that leads her to a place called "the end of the road."
"good book. poor narration"