Wicked Women by Chris Enss audiobook

Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West

By Chris Enss
Read by Kirsten Potter

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200002238

  • ISBN: 9798200002221

  • ISBN: 9798200002245

Runtime: 6.71 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West's most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women offers a glimpse into the Western women's experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. During the late nineteenth century, while men were settling the new frontier and rushing off to the latest boom towns, women of easy virtue found wicked lives west of the Mississippi when they followed fortune hunters seeking gold and land in an unsettled territory. Prostitutes and female gamblers hoped to capitalize on the vices of the intrepid pioneers. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, Wicked Women includes famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Kirsten Potter offers a solid, even-handed narration of this collection of profiles. AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Chris Enss

Author Bio: Chris Enss

Chris Enss is a bestselling author who has been writing about the women of the Old West for more than a dozen years. She has penned more than thirty published books on the subject, including Object: Matrimony, which won the Elmer Kelton Award for best nonfiction book of 2013. She also has received the Spirit of the West Alive Award, cosponsored by the Wild West Gazette, celebrating her efforts to keep the spirit of the Old West alive for future generations.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English