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1. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Wo
by Martha Summerhayes
Paperback: 232 Pages (2007-04-19)
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I have not attempted to commemorate my husband┬┐s brave career in the Civil Waras I was not married until some years after the close of that warnor to describe the many Indian campaigns in which he took partnor to write about the achievements of the old Eighth Infantry. I leave all that to the historian. I have given simply the impressions made upon the mind of a young New England woman who left her comfortable home in the early seventiesto follow a second lieutenant into the wildest encampments of the American army.' (Excerpt) ... Read more


2. Vanished Arizona, Recollections Of The Army Life By A New England Woman
by Martha Summerhayes
Hardcover: 186 Pages (2010-05-23)
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Asin: 1161484264
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An engaging narrative of Army life
This type of narrative is a relative rarity in the history of the American border, and Arizona in particular. This is not only a woman's perspective but the views and memories of an army wife. The only comparable books that come to mind are the trilogy of Cavalry life by Libbie Custer. Mrs. Custer's books are more polished but more suspect as the information is filtered by her desire to glorify her husband. Mrs. Summerhayes account does not have this weakness and she is more concerned with how the events affect her children and herself. Her description of the Arizona landscape and conditions of Army life stays with you. In particular the sequence in which she is being transported through hostile territory when she is possibly in more danger from her husband than the Indians. This book adds much to the history of the Southwest and is justifiably considered a classic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating story of a Nantucket woman who married a cavalry officer
This is the story of a Nantucket woman who marries a cavalry officer and moves with him to various Army forts in the late 19th century. A very personal story of Army life in Indian country, raising children in very trying conditions, a travelog and adventure story. The tales of getting back and forth between Nantucket and Arizona is worth the reading alone.

2-0 out of 5 stars order the other edition
I bought this book for an OLLI class and when I got to class, I realized there is another edition, slightly more money, but a much better one with pictures and a map.I would advise that others not order the edition I purchased.

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3. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life
by Martha Summerhayes
Hardcover: 374 Pages (2010-07-01)
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Asin: 1616402385
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Martha Summerhayes was a respectable Victorian lady when she left civilized society behind, in 1874, to follow her cavalry-officer husband West, to the Wyoming Territory and then to unknown and inaccessible Arizona. Written "at the urgent and ceaseless request" of her children and first published in 1908, this compulsively readable account of her life on the frontier is a unique document of the American exploration and settling of the West, offering a little-heard woman's perspective on an historical era that continues to echo in contemporary American society. From the deprivations of her kitchen-where she has no choice but to make do with army pots and pans designed for cooking for dozens-to terrifying encounters with wildlife, attacks by Indians, and the challenge of giving birth alone, Summerhayes' indomitable spirit and sense of adventure shines through. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Memoir
Martha Summerhayes tells the story of her life as the wife of an officer in the frontier U.S. Army beginning in the 1870s.Her stories of daily living and frequent moves make anything people do today seem mild by comparison.

5-0 out of 5 stars One tough woman
It is wonderful to see this book back in print.My Mom first gave me this book in 1972.It became a favorite of mine.I would dig it out and read it every decade or so.Being an Arizona native made it all the more exciting because I had been to the places that she talked about.Even if you have never gone West, this is a great book.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Frank Tale of Arizona History
In the late nineteenth century, Martha Summerhayes and her young lieutenant husband take up residence in the dusty army forts of Arizona. Vanished Arizona is a collection of memories of those days. Along the way, the reader meets a variety of characters such as a nearly-naked Indian cook and a "dentist" who accidentally extracts the wrong tooth.

We learn of treacherous travel in which mule carts overturn and people drown while crossing rivers. In one harrowing adventure, young Martha is advised by her husband to shoot herself and her baby son in preference to being captured by Indians.

What I love about this book is the guileless storytelling that seems unblemished by political correctness. She does not varnish the truth as she sees it, nor does she attempt to make her life in dusty Arizona attractive; she offers an honest appraisal of the rather brutal trials of an army wife in that era.

At times you'll love Martha Summerhayes for her courage, and at times you'll wish she didn't whine quite so much.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in frontier America and the brave people who settled the land.

5-0 out of 5 stars Experiences of an army bride in the Arizona Territory.

This is the autobiographical story of a young army bride who accompanies her husband to Fort Apache, one of the most remote frontier outposts in the Arizona Territory, in 1874. To accomodate to the vicissitudes of the transition from a sheltered New England home to the wilderness she must endure hardships in travel, hostile Apaches, lack of even basic amenities, and inhospitable climate.Her accounts of how she survived these problems and of her interactions with soldiers and civilians provide insight into the early history of the Arizona Territory as well as into life in the frontier army. The book is nicely annotated to provide extra detail on places and persons, and there is a good selection of additional references.It is well written and, in my opinion, a must read for those interested in this mostly forgotten part of our history.

4-0 out of 5 stars An unusual perspective on a very interesting time and place
Part travelogue, part coming-of-age story, a bit of a sociological study, and entirely a memoir of a woman's encounter with the unknown, "Vanished Arizona" is an introduction to a world most of us only know from John Ford westerns. In 1874, new Army wife Martha Summerhayes made the unusual decision to head west with her husband to his post on the Wyoming frontier. Further travels take them south through Colorado, Arizona, and other parts of the West. Along the way, Martha becomes a mother, meets Apaches face-to-face, and leaves behind the prejudices and presuppositions of her New England upbringing. This is a remarkable chronicle of the American Southwest from an all-too-rare perspective. Nearly a century after it was first published, it holds up very well for the contemporary reader. ... Read more


4. Vanished Arizona Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Woman: Recollections of the Army Li
by Martha Summerhayes
Paperback: 370 Pages (2009-04-09)
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Asin: 1103806122
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars VANISHED ARIZONA
This is an excellent book on the living conditions of the Arizona territory just after the civil war from a woman's perspective. She was not an author, just a army wife who later told her story. Great reading. ... Read more


5. Vanished Arizona: recollections of the Army life of a New England woman
by Martha Summerhayes
 Paperback: 374 Pages (2010-09-07)
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Asin: 1145593844
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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I have not attempted to commemorate my husband's brave career in the Civil Waras I was not married until some years after the close of that warnor to describe the many Indian campaigns in which he took partnor to write about the achievements of the old Eighth Infantry. I leave all that to the historian. I have given simply the impressions made upon the mind of a young New England woman who left her comfortable home in the early seventiesto follow a second lieutenant into the wildest encampments of the American army.' (Excerpt) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Frontier Arizone
The book is an excellent read on frontier Arizona, especially on Forts Whipple and Apache, Camp Verde, the General Crook Trail and travel on the Mogollin Rim.

5-0 out of 5 stars First read it many years ago
I love this book and have re-read it on my Kindle, encourage you to read it if you love adventure,old military posts and forts and of course women who had the courage and stamina to survive them

5-0 out of 5 stars Real History
Anyone that has traveled around Arizona (or most anywhere in the west)and wondered how the earlier travelers ever made it will enjoy Martha Summerhayes recollections.Her perspective and detail is fascinating and there are so many places (Ft. McDowell is now the name of the casino on the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation, Ft. Apache can be visited in the White Mountains) that have immediate name recognition.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fanciful Dreams to Harsh Reality
Infatuated with the military, Martha Dunham's romance with the parades, music and uniforms of splendid young soldiers began while studying literature in Hanover, Germany.She thrilled to the color and excited aura surrounding the events. Following her fanciful dreams, she married Jack Summerhayes in 1874 and lived with his regiment for four years in the Arizona Territories as they traveled from fort to fort through the wilderness. Reality thuds as this inexperienced, Nantucket born, upper class, 28 year-old woman struggled to survive.Martha Summerhayes kept a
journal and published this book in 1908, at the request of her children, Harry born in Fort Apache, 1875, and Katherine born in Boston, 1879.Vanished Arizona, a valuable history classic,gifts
readers with an account of those early territorial years through the eyes of a woman.Few 'her story' autobiographies exist among the many 'his story' tales of the cavalry, infantry and scouting battles to keep the Indians on the reservations.Indian hostilities were due to an influx of whites into empty land that native cultures needed for hunting grounds, homelands and basic survival.Martha's words describe a harrowing tale from a wife and mother's point of view.

Follow the map.It took two very long months for the lieutenant and his wife to travel from Fort Russell in Cheyenne to Camp Apache in Arizona, their first destination. They traveled by ambulance (vehicle with 4 mules and a driver)and then steamer from San Francisco down the coast to Yuma and on to Fort Mojave. Bad food, suffocating heat and misery accompanied their journey across the Mojave Desert by wagons and schooners drawn by mules. Martha called the experience a 'glittering misery'--natural beauty across the Mogollons and Tonto Basin but living hell of snakes, centipedes, spiders, tarantulas, lizards and scorpions.Her carefully packed possessions, including china, disappeared when a wagon went over the cliff.She never really lost her respect for the military, but the earlier quixotic romance transformed into a recognition of courage as the men dealt with dangerous, difficult and painful conditions.The women who accompanied them aided each other through the fearsome journey.

Martha Summerhayes had a mixed view of the Indian tribes. She feared their dances, the tomtoms, shouts, war whoops and wildness.But, she was fascinated by the Indian families she met when they came for allotments of food.She enjoy the wives, pretty young women and children.She wrote about the pretty girls,their black hair in long braids, dressed in moccasins, short skirts, bared legs, muslim camisas and bits of soft blanket or calico fastened in front. Totally incapable of dealing with pregnancy, birth, infant son,lack of nourishment and profound fatigue, the Indian women payed her a visit, coming to her aid with a pappoose cradle.

Vanished Arizona is packed full with such feminine perspectives.When her lieutenant husband accepted the dreaded Ehrenberg camp, she bathed in the river, preferred to live as the Mexican women did with simple clothes and eat tortilla and beans. She became an emaciated invalid, fearing for her son's life. On the other hand, the contrasted Fort MacDowell in Maricopa County on the Verde River offered improved quarters with a ramada, sidewalk and cotton wood trees as well and several good friends.An avid horse woman, she delighed in exercising the horses for the calvary.Throughout the text, Martha detailed each of the numerous forts and camps where the couple lived.She usually had a cook and laundress. Often feisty, she became furious at the blind obedience of her husband who never questioned orders.

During the Arizona years, Martha returned to Nantucket/Boston twice, once to recuperate from Ehrenberg and the other to give birth to her daughter, Katherine.On her return she was happy to see the soldiers again (that old romance with the military) and even the country looked attractive.She wrote, "I wondered if I had really grown to love the desert."Life got easier with the coming of the railroad.The old hardships, deprivations they had endured lost their bitterness when they became only a memory.

This review concentrates only on the Arizona experiences, but her book includes accounts of California, Nevada, San Francisco,San Antonio, Santa Fe, Devil's Island (the four happiest years of her life) and Fort Meyers near Washington DC.The book also centers on the many famous people they met along the way such as artist, Frederick Remington who remained a friend throughout their lives.The couple are buried together in Arlington National Cemetery.














1-0 out of 5 stars Great Book, poor performance
Vanished Arizona is a wonderful book.Read it!Unfortunately the audio book verison does not do it justice.Both the abrigement and the narrator's performance serve to make Martha "Mattie" Summerhayes sound like an idiot.As a descendant of hers I take that very personally.In fact my whole family, including my sister Katharine Summerhayes Beale, named after Martha's daughter, listened to the book together and we had to turn it off we were so horrified with the production.I urge you to read the compelling book, but don't waste your time or money on the audio version. ... Read more


6. Vanishing Arizona: a Young Wife of an Officer of the U.S. 8th Infantry in Apacheria During the 1870's
by Martha Summerhayes
Paperback: 232 Pages (2010-06-01)
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Asin: 085706133X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A lady, the desert, the army and the Apaches

This is the account of the life of a young army wife who followed her husband-a second lieutenant of infantry-after the turbulent years of the American Civil War, in which he had served, to what was considered the wildest and most remote of frontier outposts in the American south west. Life within the Army in Arizona came as something of a cultural shock to this gentle lady of New England who knew nothing of housekeeping-indeed she did not even know how to pack. This absorbing book takes us together with its author on a rights of passage experience as she lived, travelled, camped and came to have affection for the untamed land. Her husband was constantly engaged in campaigns against the Apache and Martha Summerhayes experience of them in peace and war also adds flavour to this unforgettable life of a woman in frontier days. Available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket for collectors. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must for Western history buffs
A wonderful first-hand account of a woman's life as a cavalry officer's wife in late nineteenth century Arizona. Cannot recommend it highly enough. ... Read more


7. Vanished Arizona Recollections of the Ar
by Martha Summerhayes
 Paperback: Pages (1979)

Asin: B000V6D4LA
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8. Vanished Arizona - Recollections Of The Army Life Of A New England Woman
by Martha; Introduction by Thrapp, Dan L. Summerhayes
 Paperback: Pages (1979)

Asin: B002UZ5RQK
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9. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a NewEnglandWoman 1870-1900 (Indexed Edition)
by Martha Summerhayes
 Paperback: Pages (1988-12)
list price: US$12.00
Isbn: 0873801628
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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First published in 1908, it is Perhaps the best known and most loved of the Arizona classics at the turn of the century

We reprinted this book in a library edition in 1970, adding a sorely needed index ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A frank tale of Arizona history
In the late nineteenth century, Martha Summerhayes and her younglieutenant husband take up residence in the dusty army forts of Arizona.Vanished Arizona is a collection of memories of those days.Along the way, the reader meets a variety of characters such as a nearly-naked Indian cook and a "dentist" who accidentally extracts the wrong tooth.

We learn of treacherous travel in which mule carts overturn and people drown while crossingrivers.In one harrowing adventure, young Martha is advised by her husband to shoot herself and her baby son in preference to being captured by Indians.

What I love about this book is the guileless storytelling that seems unblemished by political correctness.She does not varnish the truth as she sees it, nor does she attempt to make her life in dusty Arizona attractive; she offers an honest appraisal of the rather brutal trials of an army wife in that era.

At times you'll love Martha Summerhayes for her courage, and at times you'll wish she didn't whine quite so much.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in frontier America and the brave people who settled the land.

4-0 out of 5 stars Vanished Arizona - history as it happened!
This book is an excellent resource for the Early Arizona.When Mrs Summerhayes published it (at the urging of her family), she called it "Vanished Arizona" because a good portion (well over half) of the book deals with her time in Arizona before there were paved roads (or much of any roads in particular), air conditioning, or even ice (other than what formed naturally in the winter).

(Would Mrs Summerhayes be surprised at what has happened in the 90 years since she wrote this!)

An excellent first-hand account of life as an "army bride", Mrs Summerhayes takes you on a journey through Arizona as it used to be - army posts, mule teams, hot summer nights (those are still around), and wild, untamed country. ... Read more


10. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of the Army Life of a New England Woman
by Martha Summerhayes
 Hardcover: Pages (1976)

Asin: B000IZKM6Y
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11. VANISHED ARIZONA. Recollections of My Army Life. Edited by Milo Quaife.
by Martha. Summerhayes
 Hardcover: Pages (1970)

Asin: B0015GRVAK
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12. Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life
by Martha Summerhayes
 Hardcover: Pages (1939-01-01)

Asin: B000RWCEK0
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13. Vanished Arizona;: Recollection of My Army life,
by Martha Summerhayes
 Perfect Paperback: 257 Pages (1908)

Asin: B00086LKL4
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14. Vanished Arizona
by Summerhayes Martha
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-10-01)
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Asin: B0045OUHV4
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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. TO MY SON HARRY SUMMERHAYES WHO SHARED THE VICISSITUDES OF MY LIFE ... Read more


15. VANISHED ARIZONA. Recollections of My Army Life.
by Martha. Summerhayes
Hardcover: 258 Pages (1963)

Asin: B000W1SPX6
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Hardcover is a unabridged copy of the 1908 edition.This Lippincott's first edition. The life of an Army wife who left New England in 1874 to follow her husband to his posts in Arizona, California, Nevada, Nebraska, and New Mexico ... Read more


16. Vanished Arizona - Recollections of My Army Life
by Martha Summerhayes
 Paperback: Pages (1963)

Asin: B0012GBDJ8
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17. VANISHED ARIZONA - RECOLLECTIONS OF MY ARMY LIFE
by Martha Summerhayes
 Hardcover: Pages (1960-01-01)

Asin: B001NBT6LY
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18. Vanished Arizona, Recollections Of The Army Life By A New England Woman
by Martha Summerhayes
 Paperback: 186 Pages (2010-09-10)
list price: US$18.36 -- used & new: US$17.89
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Asin: 1162715626
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more


19. Vanished Arizona, Recollections Of The Army Life By A New England Woman
by Martha Summerhayes
 Hardcover: 186 Pages (2010-09-10)
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Asin: 1169279872
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more


20. Vanished Arizona
by Milo Milton Quaife, Editor Martha Summerhayes
 Hardcover: Pages (1939-01-01)

Asin: B0012YF5IU
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