Books: Whoopee!

. . . CALAMITY JANE AND THE LADY WILDCATS—Duncan Aikman—Henry Holt ($3). Ladies a la carte make up this racy repast served on a cloth flamboyantly patterned with genuine early day Westernism. Calamity Jane forms the pièce de resistance—"comfortable, jovial, uncomplaining, baudily at ease in her blowsy element," Calam' reels through 51 years of life with husky frontiersmen, bullwhackers, soldiers, miners, gathered from the far reaches of Virginia City, Deadwood Gulch, Cheyenne, the Black Hills—an untutored rebel against the codes, with the creed of "to hell with the consequences" to guide her...

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