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by Sonora Carver

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  • ISBN 1578987334
  • ISBN13 978-1578987337
  • Language English
  • Author Sonora Carver
  • Publisher Martino Publishing (October 27, 2009)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats docx lrf azw lit
  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory Performing Arts
  • Size ePub 1260 kb
  • Size Fb2 1777 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 348

2009 Reprint edition of 1961. Sonora Carver was an American entertainer, most notable as one of the first female horse divers. Carver answered an ad placed by "Doc" William Frank Carver in 1923 for a diving girl and soon earned a place in circus history. Her job was to mount a running horse as it reached the top of a forty-foot (sometimes sixty-foot) tower and sail down along the animal's back as it plunged into a deep pool of water directly below. Sonora was a sensation and soon became the lead diving girl for Doc Carver's act as they traveled the country. In 1931, Sonora was blinded, a retinal detachment, due to hitting the water off-balance with her eyes open.while diving her horse, Red Lips, on New Jersey's Steel Pier, the act's permanent home since 1929. After her accident Sonora continued to dive horses until 1942.

See Dr. W. F. Carver, Savannah Hotel. From there she became the first woman to jump from forty and sixty feet into a pool of water with diving horses. Carver was blinded during a jump as a result of hitting the water off balance and detaching both of her retinas.

See Dr. Despite this she continued to jump for another eleven years. An amazing and inspiring story. Artists True Stories Biographies Memoirs.

Lorena told me that although Arnette had come through the season unscathed there had been times when she wished she didn’t have to watch her ride. ed or whether she was going to be dangerously awkward. In spite of all attempts to correct her errors, Arnette continued to dive erratically. We agreed then that, although Arnette loved riding the diving horses, for some reason she wasn’t a performer. I made up my mind then and there that no matter how hard Arnette pleaded she had ridden her last.

Though inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses, the film doesn't begin to. .Sonora Webster Carver led a fascinating life. The book is good, but I like the movie better.

Though inspired by A Girl and Five Brave Horses, the film doesn't begin to do her story justice and conveniently alters and omits the most remarkable elements of her life and experience. A surprisingly down to earth autobiography, A Girl and Five Brave Horses proved perceptive and inspiring.

A Girl and Five Brave Ho.has been added to your Cart. Carver's memoir is peppered with anecdotes of her life, citing interesting tidbits about all of the horses in the show and the intricacies of the training and physicality involved in horse diving

A Girl and Five Brave Ho. Carver's memoir is peppered with anecdotes of her life, citing interesting tidbits about all of the horses in the show and the intricacies of the training and physicality involved in horse diving. In fact, the entire book is written more like a lengthy conversation being told, wavering from point to point and focusing on what is of most interest to the author at that particular moment. While a bit jarring in terms of narrative flow I still found the story is easy to follow and as a horse enthusiast I found it desperately interesting.

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A Girl and Five Brave Horses is a memoir by Sonora Webster Carver published in 1961

A Girl and Five Brave Horses is a memoir by Sonora Webster Carver published in 1961. At the age of 20, Sonora Webster Carver joined William Frank Carver's Wild West Show which featured diving horses and performed at Atlantic City's Steel Pier. Although Carver was blinded in a diving accident seven years later, she continued to dive afterward. She wrote "A Girl and Five Brave Horses" documenting her life and her memories of diving horses.

Sonora Webster Carver on a diving horse. I just put her 1961 autobiography, "A Girl and Five Brave Horses" on hold at the library. I love the movie wild hearts can't be broken. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken. The real Sonora Webster Carver, one of the worlds horse diving women who was blinded by a faulty dive in 1929 but continued to ride until She lived on to the age of. Sonora Webster Carver diving with her horse, Lightning.

A Girl and Five Brave Horses is the story of Sonora Carver and was the basis for the movie Wild Hearts Can't be Broken. Carver answered the following want ad: Wanted: Attractive young woman who can swim and dive. See Dr.

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LoboThommy
I found this book after a bit of research on the story, itself, and the movie that my children and I had so loved.

Sonora Carver tells her own story with a great deal of charm and intelligence, and with the flair for showmanship that her beloved mentor also possessed. Her style is conversational, and I found myself devouring the pages in rage eager anticipation.

I knew the basics of the tale, as I said, because of the film "Wild Hearts Can't be Broken," and knew the diving horse show had been a regular feature at Steel Pier for many years. I knew Sonora had sustained an injury that left her blind, and knew she continued to dive for some time after attempts to restore her vision failed.

While there are a few editing errors and typos in the kindle version, they are minor, and do not detract from the story.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys biography, history, animals (especially horses), and who enjoys being inspired and educated. Her own account of her life in showbiz and the obstacles she overcame is so much more than an autobiography, it is a celebration of life and of the miracles all a around us daily.
Whiteflame
I enjoy the movie, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, so much, that I just had to read the book. The book is even more inspiring than the movie; because, Ms.Sonora Carver tells her true life story among others' experiences. The book and movie are two very different stories; the movie being more entertaining and the book more historical. Read it once and you will recommend the book to others who will want to borrow it.
Granirad
Like many little girls, I was absolutely obsessed with horses. To an extent, I guess I still am. But as a child my life basically revolved around anything related to horses. In this, Carver and I are much alike. If you're unfamiliar with the name, Carver was an entertainer who was made famous by being one of the first female horse divers. Moreover, she was blind for more than half of the two decades she performed. Her memoir inspired the Disney film "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken". I was quite enamored with the film when I saw it as a child, but now realize that it is sadly a huge departure from the real story to the point that it's nearly unrecognizable from the material from which it is based. I find this particularly disappointing because the true story is in fact a remarkable one that is far more interesting, entertaining and inspiring than the film's product.

Carver's memoir is peppered with anecdotes of her life, citing interesting tidbits about all of the horses in the show and the intricacies of the training and physicality involved in horse diving. In fact, the entire book is written more like a lengthy conversation being told, wavering from point to point and focusing on what is of most interest to the author at that particular moment. While a bit jarring in terms of narrative flow I still found the story is easy to follow and as a horse enthusiast I found it desperately interesting. She recounts the specifics of how the horses were cared for, their particular personalities and, possibly most interesting of all, their individual diving routines and preferences. The majority of the book focuses on the first eight years or so Carver spent diving before being blinded. She chronicles in great detail the process by which she joined and trained with the touring exhibition, her first dive, and many of her experiences with all those involved in the circus type entertainment world to which she was involved. She makes it clear that she dearly enjoyed her chosen profession and it's hard to not feel likewise reading her words.

One of the most intriguing aspects of the book for me was Carver's reminiscing on her struggles to retain normalcy after going blind. Absent is the wallowing in self pity that many would expect, but rather Carver is almost immediately aware of her need to do things on her own. Nearly an entire chapter is devoted to explaining how she went about regaining -- or more accurately maintaining -- her own independence and she is emphatic when explaining her reasons, noting that they might seem rather unorthodox. As a blind person, though, I share her conviction and completely agree with her reasoning.

However, true to her own life her blindness is relegated to a position of near non-importance. And while she details much of the adjustment she experienced after losing her sight, she does not allow it to be the focus of this book anymore than she allowed it to overshadow her accomplishments as a performer. Perhaps it is because of this that no one was truly surprised when she made the decision to continue diving regardless of her lost vision. While the movie is focused on her battling to have the chance, Carver's only fight was a small internal debate that could probably be considered nothing more than nervous stage fright. And while many would say this in itself was a courageous decision, Carver herself is reluctant to label the idea of diving blind as especially inspiring. She does make casual mention of her realization and acceptance as a role model towards the end of the book; I personally found her story infused with a dynamic strength of character. Truly, it wasn't just the horses that were brave.
Qulcelat
Everyone should read this book. A story about the kind of courage that few people have. I won't be spoiling anything because the cover states "Sonora Carver who rode the diving horses and continued to ride them long after she was totally blind." The travel from venue to venue, the labor involved in building the tower and the tank at each stop, the friends, the horses, a wonderful real life story.
It is hard for me to realize what character this young girl had, because few people have it. I know I don't. The book is also a very interesting snapshot of the life in the United States between the two World Wars. I recall my mother telling me how she went to see Ozzie Nelson and his band at Jantzen Beach in Portland Oregon. There was a large outdoor auditorium, a natatorium (ocean water swimming pool) and one of the tallest roller coasters in the world. It is a parking lot now and is only a second hand memory for a very few. The "Sutro Baths" were comparable and a great part of San Francisco history that few know today. I only wish there had been more of this book.
Fonceiah
A very good book! I really enjoyed it, it kept my attention. There is a sickening part where she describes the death of another performer from a different act but otherwise it's appropriate for all audiences.

As a side note, for some reason, there's a number of times where the word Life is missing and is replaced with "Me".