Publication: University of Nebraska Press, 1997, Lincoln
First edition. 8vo. Two-tone quarter cloth and boards, titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine, black front and rear endpapers, xii, 375 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated mostly from photographs, portraits, maps, epilogue, notes, bibliography, index. The author depicts more than one hundred women prospectors in often grueling, financially unrewarding, and utterly lonely efforts to strike it rich from the desert Southwest to the frozen rocks of Alaska and the Yukon. She tells their stories with warmth and skill and, in bringing them to life, forever changes our mental picture of the women who helped shape the modern West. Fine in dust jacket.
Inventory Number: 49130