Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

7-2006

Abstract

Kristie Miller’s interesting biography examines the life and legacies of Isabella Greenway, the “first of a number of remarkable women in Arizona politics” (p. xv) and the founder of the acclaimed Arizona Inn. The daughter of rancher Tilden Selmes and Martha (Patty) Flandrau, Isabella was born in the Dakota Badlands in March 1886. The Selmeses befriended a grieving Theodore Roosevelt, who had fled west following the deaths of his mother and wife in 1884. According to Miller, Isabella’s beginnings in the Dakotas and her family’s fortuitous relationship with Roosevelt “determined the course of her life” (p. 3).

Comments

Original published version available at https://doi.org/10.1353/swh.2006.0007

First Page

152

Last Page

153

Publication Title

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

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