Virginia Scharff is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico and the author of Taking the Wheel: Women and the Coming of the Motor Age.
"The book's strength is its . . . detail about daily life and the great diversity of kinds of people who inhabited the Far West."-Library Journal * Library Journal * "By including a wealth of significant detail and drawing heavily on her heroines' own stories, the author admirably re-creates the early West from a feminine viewpoint."-New York Times Book Review * New York Times Book Review *