DOC DUDLEY'S DAUGHTER by Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood


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Mrs. Friermood writes small town, small time stories which are as homey as a front porch, and this one takes place during the Spanish-American War and the incidents dealing with Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders have more of a CHARGE than what's going on back home. These concern Em Dudley's summer work in the public library (there's a fair amount of instructive vocational detail worked in-Mrs. Friermood was a children's librarian). Em raises money for the children's room by instigating a strawberry festival; then writes to Andrew Carnegie for an endowment and gets $50,000. Phase II deals with her brother, off to the war, his rescue of one Charlie Hargrove, his return home and death from yellow fever. And Phase III with Em's quiet romance with Charlie Hargrove rather than Alex who says he's an ""awfully dull fellow"" which he is....

Pub Date: Sept. 17th, 1965
Publisher: Doubleday