The Whip (Hardcover)
A Novel Inspired by the Story of Charley Parkhurst
Hansen Publishing Group, LLC, 9781601823076, 304pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
List Price: 25.00*
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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 with a runaway slave and had his child. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track the killer. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. 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.