The Woods Were Full of Men

By: Emmerson, Irma Lee; with Muir, Jean

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Ex-library with stamps on top and bottom edges, front end paper has glue residue from pocket along with some dates stamped on it. Edges are browned with a little foxing, corners bumped, minor edge wear. Jacket in protective wraps and glued to pastedowns, minor edge wear, some darkening. Overall, a nice copy.

"'The only thing worse than a woman who can cook and won't is one who can't cook and will' Irma Lee Emmerson could cook and she was willing - because when a girl is over thirty with no job and no man in her life, something has to be done. Irma Lee did it. She took a job as second cook in a logging camp, in the deep Oregon woods, and found herself the only woman among sixty virile loggers, a situation that will do wonders for any girl. Right away she discovered she was little and fragile and absolutely unique in a man's world. Her shocked family in San Francisco seemed to think she had left the world behind her. But Irma Lee fond out that the logging camp was a world in itself. There is an old saying that Heaven sends us food, but the devil sends us cooks, a remark that never could be applied to Irma Lee Emmerson. Some of the loggers were even willing to swear she herself had come straight out of Heaven. When the adventure was finally over, she was quite a different person from the scared misfit she had been before she took to the woods. And she was no longer a girl without a man in her life."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Title: The Woods Were Full of Men

Author Name: Emmerson, Irma Lee; with Muir, Jean

Illustrator: Illustrated by Hollander, Lily (cover)

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, David McKay Company, Inc.: 1963

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 005187

Keywords: Biography Irma Lee Emmerson Oregon Woods Lumberjacks Logging Camp Timber Industry Lumberjack Life