In the Colorado Gold Fever Mountains
Summary: Through vivid and exciting free verse, Robert Cooperman shares an intimate view into the thoughts and lives of the people who toiled and loved and died in the early mining camps of Colorado's rugged Rocky Mountains. Experience the old mountain west through the people who lived it. This book is really three books in one:
Book One: "In the Gold Fever Mountains"...Poems about the early business owners and residents of a fictional Colorado gold camp, the ladies' views, and accounts of daily life in the Gold Fever Mountains.
Book Two: "A Coffin and a Carved Stone"...A prostitute is sentenced to die by hanging. Delve deeply into the thoughts of the crowd gathering for the event, the hanging itself, and the crowd's feelings afterward.
Book Three: "The Badman and the Lady"...A proper English lady hires a scarred gunfighter and rebel raider to escort her around the primitive land of Colorado, with a surprising ending.