Dorothy Wickenden discusses Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West

EVENT:  Dorothy Wickenden appears for her new Book Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112.  

ABOUT THE BOOK:  In 1916, Dorothy Wickenden’s grandmother, Dorothy Woodruff, and her best friend, Rosamund Underwood, left society life in New York to become teachers in a new school—in the wilds of Northwestern Colorado.  Traveling by train to Denver and then on horseback for three days, they arrived at the remote outpost of Elkhead, where their students, the children of homesteaders, came to school in rags and bare feet.  Central to their experiences is Ferry Carpenter, the shrewd, witty, and occasionally outrageous young lawyer and cattle rancher who hired them—in part as would-be brides for the locals.  Dorothy becomes engaged to a banker in Chicago on their way West, while Rosamund is courted by both Carpenter and his best friend, a handsome mining engineer and the son of one of Denver’s wealthiest industrialists. Nearly 100 years later, Dorothy Wickenden came across the extraordinarily detailed letters these two women sent home to their families, and she reconstructed their adventure.  Nothing Daunted is an intimate, quirky story about two intrepid women on a journey that would change their lives forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Dorothy Wickenden has been the Executive Editor of The New Yorker since January 1996.  A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was National Affairs Editor at Newsweek from 1993-1995 and before that was the longtime Executive Editor at The New Republic.  She lives with her husband and her two daughters in Westchester, New York.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $15.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Softcover of Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.

EVENT FORMAT:  Dorothy Wickenden will discuss her new Book and answer audience questions.  The Presentation will last approximately One Hour.  A Booksigning follows this Presentation. Prior to the start of this presentation, Vivien Jennings, president and owner of Rainy Day Books will present suggestions for recommended reading for book clubs from 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM. 

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Event date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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