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by Lael Morgan

eBook Good Time Girls: Of the Alaska/Yukon Gold Rush download ISBN: 0945397763
Author: Lael Morgan
Publisher: Epicenter Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1687 kb
Fb2: 1186 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attractive woman, and her company could be costly.

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attractive woman, and her company could be costly. Author Lael Morgan takes you into the heart of the gold rush demimonde, that "half world" of prostitutes, dance hall girls, and entertainers who lived on the outskirts of polite society.

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest . ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson and Rose Blumkin.

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What I know about the Alaskan Gold Rush could be written on the back of a matchbook, so I really enjoyed reading .

What I know about the Alaskan Gold Rush could be written on the back of a matchbook, so I really enjoyed reading this and learning about that historical period. And I think that the book itself is interesting, and at its strongest when it's telling chapter-length stories about the lives of famous dancehall girls and prostitutes and madams. Unfortunately, after reading it’s more than three hundred pages, I found that the walking tour I took told me just about everything I needed and wanted to know.

Good Time Girls is an important and entertaining addition to gold rush literature. The Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush, a time at the turn of the century, when the gold camps were booming and the dust flowed like wine

Good Time Girls is an important and entertaining addition to gold rush literature. These women are as important a part of the Klondike story as Big Alex and Swiftwater Bill. After all, they too were gold diggers. The Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush, a time at the turn of the century, when the gold camps were booming and the dust flowed like wine. Leaving behind law and many of the constraints of the Post-Victorian era, men and women went north to find adventure and wealth. Most found death among the cold frozen mountains and rivers but a few survived to find money, power and, sometimes, even love.

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attra. French" Marie Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder.

Author Lael Morgan takes you int. In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attractive woman, and her company could be costly. Author Lael Morgan takes you into the heart of the gold rush demimonde, that half world of prostitutes, dance hall girls, and entertainers who lived on the outskirts of polite society

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest . GOOD TIME GIRLS is an important and entertaining addition to gold rush literature.

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attractive woman. - -Klondike historian Pierre Berton. One of the 10 best non-fiction books of 1998.

In the boomtowns of the Alaska-Yukon stampedes, where gold dust was common currency, the rarest commodity was an attractive woman, and her company could be costly. Author Lael Morgan takes you into the heart of the gold rush demimonde, that "half world" of prostitutes, dance hall girls, and entertainers who lived on the outskirts of polite society. Meet ""Dutch Kate"" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first... ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson and Rose Blumkin... ""French"" Marie Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder ... Georgia Lee, who invested her earnings wisely and became one of the richest women in the North... and Edith Neile, called "the Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior and her softhearted generosity.
Comments: (7)
WtePSeLNaGAyko
My grampa bought this book in sitka, alaska at old harbor books one summer while we were fishing, and it stayed on the boat until it sank. So i bought another one!
Kinda disjointed, short stories about some memorable ladies of the yukon, but all in all, very entertaining.
The title of "Diamond Lil" Davenport has been passed down to grampas youngest grandchild, Lillia.
Mora
I've read lots of books about the Klondike gold rush. Most of them are stories about the men involved (because, after all, the Klondike was a very masculine world). But this book offered a nice overview of the women who ventured to the far north during this exciting period of our history.
Kulafyn
Very detailed with lots of good stories and you'll learn a lot about the Alaska Gold Rush as well. Four stars because it's quite long and sometimes repetitive, still glad I bought it.
Rainshaper
I liked the first few chapters but it quickly became repetitive and somewhat dull. Would appreciate more back story, or even thoughts on the psychology and/or sociological factors that drove these women, and/or greater detail about the lives they led.
Vikus
Price was responsible.
JoJosho
Excellent history of the "working" women in Alaska.
Sharpbinder
If one has visited the Yukon, any part of it, you naturally become interested in some of its history. In the summer, this place is where the gods dwell, if one does not count the mosquitoes. In 1898 though, it must of been a little more difficult for those that came in seach of gold. With the modern roads and modern vehicles, it is like driving in the country, however, if one gets about a mile of the regular roads, you go back in time real fast. It must have taken real guts to go to the Yukon in 1898. And the women that did so had to be brave and tough. This book is an interesting tale of real women that were brave and tough, but they also needed to make some money and fast. Some of them made alot of money and some of them suffered greatly. Very interesting reading if one likes true history.
Loved this book. Love history and loved how the "Soiled Doves" helped to give Alaska a great history of the wild days of yore and the development of this state.