Amanda Foreman

Blazing Sidesaddles

O My America! Second Acts in a New World

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Sara Wheeler is a travel writer best known for her writings on the two coldest places on earth: the North and South Poles. For this book she chose an altogether different route, taking a leisurely stroll through the 19th century in the more temperate clime of the United States. O My America! is a collection of essays about six remarkable women who explored the country when it was still a half-tamed wilderness. 

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