The Whip

Hansen Publishing Group LLC
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The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.
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Hansen Publishing Group LLC
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Published on
Dec 31, 2012
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Pages
302
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ISBN
9781601823038
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Romance / General
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From the Hardcover edition.
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