Martha Jane Canary (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman, and professional scout best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Indians. She is said to have also exhibited kindness and compassion, especially to the sick and needy. This contrast helped to make her a famous frontier figure.
The Children of Men by P.D. James: In 1994, infertility strikes England as male sperm counts mysteriously drop to zero. By 2021, the last generation of newborns has reached maturity, and despair besieges the nation. When Theo, an apathetic Oxford professor, is contacted by a group of young dissidents seeking his help, he sheds his malaise and becomes an active member of the rebellion. James’s strength is her ability to depict the disillusionment and hopelessness of a world with no future.
Thomas Berger - Little Big Man. Read it! I love a good story teller, and I love a good historical fiction story teller even better. Thomas Berger covers the conflict between the Indian & the White man in a truthful way that shows the humanity, good and bad, on both sides through the eyes of a man who lived in both worlds.