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The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson

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The modern woman who tries to juggle private and public roles with equilibrium will discover a spiritual ancestor in Alice Kirk Grierson. The colonel's lady spent most of her life at army outposts on the nineteenth-century western frontier, where she faced the problems of raising a large family while fulfilling the duties of a commanding officer's wife. Fortunately for ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 1989 by University of Nebraska Press
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Adrienne Morris
Apr 21, 2016 Adrienne Morris rated it really liked it
Just because you’re nice doesn’t mean you’re going to be popular. This is what General Ben Grierson must have said to console himself. A hero of the Civil War, Grierson commanded the Buffalo Soldiers out West against Victorio and his Apache warriors after the war, but do you think that would have gotten him some respect and a few honors? No.

His wife Alice was pretty pissed about it and said so in letters. She said a lot in letters that might make a Victorian pretend to blush. At one point she le
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Jul 13, 2016 Randall Merriott rated it it was ok
Some interesting tidbits, but mostly tiresome. In the author's defense, she probably didn't expect her letters to be shared with the general public. She probably would have been horrified.
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