Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin

Baby Doe Tabor The Madwoman in the Cabin Unravels the psyche of Colorado s most adored adulteress

  • Title: Baby Doe Tabor: The Madwoman in the Cabin
  • Author: Judy Nolte Temple
  • ISBN: 9780806138251
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Unravels the psyche of Colorado s most adored adulteress
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    • Emily says:

      I have started this book on 6.29.10 and I am so enjoying reading about the history of Colorado mining towns. But this book holds a speacil place in my heart seeing that I was born in Leadville and have been in the Matchless Mine. So I will keep you guys updated on how I am getting along. Well I read the first three chapters and then it started to talk more about the two biographers who wrote about the Tabors in the past and so I lost interest. I also think there was alot of repeating so that als [...]

    • Roberta Smith says:

      Anyone interested in the legend of Baby Doe Tabor should read this book. I first learned of Baby Doe in the 1960s on a family vacation to Denver. My mother told me about her. Of course, she told me the legend: Baby Doe was a beautiful woman who came to the mining town of Leadville and married a man 25 years older than she was. The man was Horace Tabor, the richest man in Leadville -- a Silver King. He left his stern-looking wife for Baby Doe. The two were married and lived richly, if not wisely. [...]

    • Stephanie Mitchell says:

      I had actually never heard of "Baby Doe" before seeing this book. Odd, since I have read a fair amount of non-fiction about women in the (newly-settled) west. Since I have read about several "infamous" (and some not-so) women in both biographical and published-letter/diary format, this was a helpful book. (I'm thinking Winnie Ruth Judd, Louise Marshall, Elinore Pruitt Stewart, etc.) The primary purpose seems to be to deconstruct the genre and scholarship associated with writings about Tabor. Muc [...]

    • Natalie says:

      I've always held a facination with the Tabor legend. And recently I made a trip up to Leadville for the first time last summer. After seeing "Tabor" on many things and drinking a beer across the street from the Tabor Opera House and wondering why it's in such a state of disrepair, who wouldn't be curious. I believe there's many books on Baby Doe, but this one is probably going to be the least biased and most academic. The author focuses on Mrs. Tabor's strange writings she kept once she retreate [...]

    • KellySchuknecht says:

      I wanted to like this book, I really did, but I have to admit that it took me two years to finish it. I kept putting it aside and finally had to force myself to read the last few chapters.Fortunately the first two chapters (or so) were great. Judy Nolte Temple covers the history of the Tabor family and the Leadville area in great detail, and that was exactly what I was looking for. However, somewhere around chapter 3 Temple started really pushing a feminist sociological agenda, which would be fi [...]

    • Tanya M. M. says:

      A great book for anyone that wants to learn more about Baby Doe or the Matchless Mine. I got interested in Baby Doe when I went to the Matchless Mine in Leadville, Colorado. In the book you can read Dreams and Visions supposedly written by Baby Doe Tabor herself. I don't know if she was a mad woman or just a woman that was upset with the way she was treated in life. Maybe she was just a brilliant author and wrote about her dreams and thoughts. Maybe she was suffering from dementia or Alzheimers [...]

    • Nancy says:

      Non fiction. Great book-a new favorite, changed my understanding and allowed me to connect with Baby Doe! Examines Baby Doe from a Feminist perspective which seeks to give voice and dignity to Elizabeth Tabor. Looks at how the story of Tabors was used to further goals of the teller (a morality play, a love story, the fall of a “home wrecker” etc) and how it furthered the goals of particular authors as 'historians'. Temple then examines Elizabeth’s writings from her later years in the cabin [...]

    • Justina says:

      I was surprised at Tabor's life and Temple's magnificent historical work looking through Tabor's journals written on tatted and torn scraps of paper. The book is very interesting and reads like a novel although a thorough history of the mining boom, women, and the effects of wealth, status, and greed in the "wild" west.

    • Brandi Rea says:

      It took me a while to read cuz some of it went slow. It have some good insight on Lizzie Tabor tho. Also some of the words the author used made me feel like I needed a thesaurus lol!! Parsimoniously?? Just one example!

    • Sara Giacalone says:

      Fascinating insight into the mind of Elizabeth McCourt Tabor ("Lizzie"), although it may be a bit academic for some (the author is a women's studies professor).

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