Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman

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  • Title: Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman
  • Author: Martha Summerhayes Dan L. Thrapp
  • ISBN: 9780803291058
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback

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Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman

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  1. This superbly entertaining account of the adventures of the wife of a lieutenant in the army is a fast and absorbing read Summerhayes was raised in Nantucket and partly educated in Germany so imagine her shock when she follows her husband to Wyoming and then Arizona during the Apache wars of the 1870 s As a sixth generation, native Arizonan I found this to be utterly fascinating


  2. 3.5, but Mrs Summerhayes gets the Beginner s Benefit Eye witness reporting of history is almost always better than second and third hand reporting It s especially good when the reporter Martha Summerhayes puts enough of herself into her story that the reader gets to know her bents and inclinations Some of her foibles are common to us all some unique perhaps to well raised eastern women of the nineteenth century.


  3. Not great writing but kudos for remembering and reflecting in such a detailed, valuable way and occasional moments of concise and spot on clarity of expression As with all memoirs of this genre female, white, prudish puritanical upbringing, heading west the practicalities fraught with prudery is frustrating but genuine her unresolved conflict between connection to the desert and constant hatred of it is fascinating Reading between the lines is necessary Oh my god, she was PREGNANT while doing th [...]


  4. What a great addition to Western American history I cannot recommend this highly enough to those of you interested in the life part of the phrase military life Mrs Summerhayes was married to a career officer in the Indian Wars period Army, and was stationed in many different camps and forts in Arizona, and offers an outsiders view of those places, and the methods of transportation between them all, in pre railroad times It should prove fascinating to anyone interested in the late 19th Century, b [...]


  5. For we who live in AZ this is pretty fascinating It made me want to take a road trip to see all the places she lived as an army wife in the 1800 s Can you imagine sleeping outside in the summer because the tents and rude cabins were too hot and having to put hair around you to keep the snakes, spiders and scorpions away Martha is a much better man than I am


  6. Okay, it s travel for me, non fiction or history for Sandy Fascinating if you like books that allow you to picture how people lived in other times Hard to imagine surviving Arizona summers not only without air conditioners, but with corsets and petticoats Yikes.


  7. Wonderful description of life as an army wife in mid to late 1800s in Arizona Gives a good sense of how little there was but what beauty surrounded them.




  8. Interesting non fiction account of Army life in AZ during the 1870 s Having lived in AZ for about 40 years, it was fascinating to read about the harsh conditions and the desolation at the Army outposts We recently visited Fort Camp Apache and so it was interesting to read about Martha s ordeal, as a new bride to a second lieutenant, living in that remote wilderness.


  9. A great book Could have trimmed that parts that were not about Arizona Very strange how the author does not mention being pregnant Great detail about life on the frontier.


  10. Fascinating story of a young bride with her army husband and their experiences in Arizona during the late 18th century She is a young woman who is totally unprepared for life in the wild west Her stories of traveling from camp to camp in Arizona and having to make a home in extremely harsh and primitive conditions is awe inspiring Especially moving is when she has her first child, far from anyone who can help her She is completely ignorant of childbirth and caring for a newborn I couldn t help b [...]


  11. MemoriesThe heart of this book is the time Martha Summerhayes spent during the 1870s in Arizona as an army wife Raised in comfortable circumstances on the East Coast, she was intelligent and educated, but unprepared for the harshness of life in Arizona Bad food, extreme heat, discomfort and dangerous animals and people were all parts of her life She sometimes despaired, but never quite gave up She was a keen observer of all that she experienced She recognized the problems caused by bad Indian ag [...]


  12. This is one military wife s memories of time served in some brutal isolated country In the latter part of the 19th century The traveling conditions were tough and I can t even imagine dealing with the heat, rats, rattlesnakes And such It was almost like a diary and was interesting to read I have to say that it felt like the author was keenly aware that all the people in the book would likely read it so she was either a really really sweet person or she made sure she only said kind things about e [...]


  13. I m a Desert RateI m a native of Arizona and am always interested in the history of my state As I read the book several things were interesting First, was how did people survive here in the late eighteen hundreds Second, how did they get from place to place Finally, do the places mentioned still exist and have I been there All were answered Additionally, the book gives an insight into how people lived long before modern technology made life much easier in the desert I could actually envision the [...]


  14. This is a true story about a pampered New England young woman who falls in love with an army officer and they get sent to Arizona in 1873 Wow Talk about a brutal place The story is her recollections of her 20 plus years as an armny wife and how Arizona changed over that time The story is really well writen and gives a great look at the conditions before civilazation came here She is not at all maudlain or bitter about her experience in fact she said it was great even though it was really tough I [...]


  15. I applaud the author for taking the time to compose her experiences and recollections of her life in the then unknown territory of Arizona during the time of the brutal warring with the Apache Indians She could have simply not taken the time or exertion required to publish this book and let her Arizona memories die along with her I am grateful for this book and those willing to publish it, had it not been for them, the world would be missing a great bit of first hand Arizona Territory history.


  16. a young woman from New England is sent to Europe for a couple of years to experience life with an uperclass military family, and upon returning, marries a American military man just post civil war This is way beyond roughing it, and it s a true story written at the request of the author s grandkids If you are a mom who has had to make do, you will relate to Martha, and you will enjoy this book it is amazing


  17. I loved this book Some how Martha Sommerhayes managed to bring an aura of romance to the harsh conditions she, her husband, and many others suffered One of the most striking things that shines through is her fortitude and open mindedness That this should come for a woman brought up in the comparative ease of New England makes it even remarkable Martha is a person one would want for a friend.


  18. This is my second time reading this book, and I think I am enjoying it the second time, as I don t have to rush it back to the library Vanished Arizona was out of print for some time, and it is a pleasure to see it back.I am a descendant of western settlers and I always enjoy reading about folks experiences.


  19. This is a book that my husband read and really liked He suggested it to me and I m glad he did It is NOT a book I would have picked up, but I really, really liked it The true story of Martha S is interesting, it moves well and she doesn t include a lot of unnecessary detail It was fun to hear about places in Az that I ve driven thru, or places that I didn t even know existed.


  20. Great glimpse into what a new wife faced in the 1870s as she joined her husband as he was transferred around the southwest.oh jeez I will not complain about my living conditions, abundance of food, ease of travel and health careng is easy in comparison to what this woman endured I m not sure I would have been as tough and resilient.


  21. I thought this book was a great story and full of historical information Although I did find it a little mundane in some parts, overall it was very informative I think it is a great read for anyone interested in history military history.


  22. While Summerhayes writing is not of the finest caliber, she strung together an entertaining set of anecdotes to demonstrate what a royal pain in the ass it was to be an Army wife in Arizona around the turn of the 20th century You have my respect, Martha Whew.


  23. I LOVED this book couldn t put it down I cannot even begin to imagine the hardship of life in Arizona in the mid 1800 s Amazing This is a true story written by an actual person Her children urged her to write it amazing


  24. This book is great for a Native Arizona person But if you can t relate the areas that she s talking about to what they are currently then you will lose interest quick It was amazing how people survived Arizona living without ice or window covers.


  25. Interesting for those who are familiar with the heat and the desert of Arizona or involved in military life Otherwise probably not a great read It is a reminder of how writing styles and speech change over the decades there is a great difference from today s vernacular.


  26. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will read it again Wonderful and truly a treat for those in love with the desert but who also realize how terrible it is



  27. Nonfiction memoir of an Army wife posted in Arizona territory in the 1870s Well written, gives you a good idea of what Army life was like back then.