The Whip

The Whip

A Novel

Book - 2012
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The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.
Publisher: East Brunswick, NJ : Hansen Pub. Group, c2012.
ISBN: 9781601823021
1601823029
Branch Call Number: W KOND
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 22 cm.

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michaelknowles
Jan 30, 2015

A moving story of a strong willed women who is moved by circumstances beyond her control until she grabs the bull by the horns and resurrects and transforms herself to suit and sustain another lifestyle and business.
Well crafted and structured story, easy reading and totally unexpected life created from living in a period of time when protecting yourself and identity could make or break you.

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