Generated at Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:54:58 GMT exp-ck: undefined; xpa: ;
Electrode, Comp-701311939, DC-prod-cdc03, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-19.1.31, SHA-771c9ce79737366b1d5f53d21cad4086bf722e21, CID-73d654d7-ea1-16f0bfc8cad278, Generated: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:54:58 GMT

I Married a Soldier

$38.53$38.53
Free delivery

Arrives by Friday, Dec 20

Pickup not available

Sold & shipped byPalatial Products

About This Item

We aim to show you accurate product information. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it.

Lydia Spencer Lane's account of her life as a young army bride on the early southwestern frontier is both invaluable history and delightful commentary. As an officer's wife, Lane left her home in Pennsylvania in 1854 to accompany her new husband to his first post in the West--the encampment at Fort Inge, Texas, then in the midst of a yellow-fever epidemic. For the next sixteen years, Lane crossed the Great Plains by wagon seven times, traveled nearly 8,000 miles, raised three children, and became accustomed to tours of duty that required the family to move at least every six months to a different set of military forts, frontier garrisons, and trailside bivouacs across New Mexico and Texas.

First published in 1893 and unavailable for nearly a decade, Lane's narrative manifests a dry wit that lends humor to events that range from the uncomfortable to the terrifying. Through her eyes we see the close-knit social life of an army post, the western frontier's divided response to the American Civil War (including the Confederate invasion of the Mesilla Valley), and the cultures and peoples of the West. As Darlis Miller makes clear in her Introduction, Lane's courage, her sense of humor, her powers of observation, and her obvious love for the western landscape make her an unforgettable narrator, a valuable historian, and a bold exemplar of strength under pressure.

Specifications

Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Book Format
Paperback
Number of Pages
197
Author
Lydia Spencer Lane
ISBN-13
9780826309341
Publication Date
April, 1987
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.42 x 0.58 Inches
ISBN-10
0826309348

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this item!

Customer Q&A

Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

Policies & Plans

Pricing policy

About our prices
We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it. See more details atOnline Price Match.
webapp branch
Electrode, Comp-389269086, DC-prod-cdc04, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-30.0.3-ebf-2, SHA-8c8e8dc1c07e462c80c1b82096c2da2858100078, CID-736cce99-8f6-16f0c00266669c, Generated: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 23:58:54 GMT