Queen of the Mist: The Forgotten Heroine of Niagara

Queen of the Mist: The Forgotten Heroine of Niagara

Beacon Press
9780807068571
0807068578
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Book Description

This novel-in-verse tells the fascinating story of Annie Taylor, who, in 1901, became the first person to plunge over the brink of Niagara Falls in a barrel. But as Joan Murray reveals, America didn't know what to do with a mature and self-possessed heroine: Annie Taylor, as an 'older woman,' was rejected and exploited and finally eclipsed by the man who repeated her stunt ten years later.