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LT 976.9 D
Edition
Large print edition.
Descript.
623 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 595-620).
Contents
The frontier. A patient pathfinder ; "The single nation to fear" ; The long hunters ; Into the Yadkin ; The Ohio country ; Kanta-Ke ; Braddock's folly ; Rebecca Bryan ; The Cherokee wars ; "Boone's surprise" -- The explorers. "An execrable race" ; Pontiac's demise ; By royal proclamation ; The gap ; The warrior's path ; "Without... even a horse or a dog" ; "A second paradise" ; Cold rain mixed with the tears -- The settlers. A white invasion ; Lord Dunmore's war ; Logan's lament ; Boone's trace ; A new world ; Revolution ; Kidnapped ; An Indian army ; Abandoned settlements ; "The best little Indian fight" -- The conquest. Taken ; Shel-tow-ee ; A mistrusted hero ; Prelude to a siege ; A haze of stinking sulfurous smoke ; "Widder maker" ; War in the west ; Boone's station ; The Moravian massacre ; Death at Blue Licks ; "Blood and treasure" -- Epilogue.
Summary
"It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's "First Frontier" beyond the Appalachian Mountains engage in a never-ending series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting for this epic narrative of none other than America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder, Daniel Boone. This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America's "First Frontier""-- From publisher.
Subject
Genre
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Clavin, Thomas.
Title
Daniel Boone and the fight for America's first frontier
ISBN/ISSN
9781432886592 (large print : hardcover)
1432886592 (large print : hardcover)
Call #
976.9 D
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xi, 383 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-372) and index.
Summary
"The explosive true saga of the legendary figure, Daniel Boone, and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's "First Frontier" beyond the Appalachian Mountains engage in a never-ending series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, The French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting of Blood and Treasure and the guide to this epic narrative is none other than America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder Daniel Boone-not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women, white and Native American, who witnessed it. This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America's "First Frontier" that places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Alt Author
Clavin, Thomas.
Title
Daniel Boone and the fight for America's first frontier
ISBN/ISSN
9781250247131 (hardcover)
9781250277626 (signed)
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FIC JOH
Descript.
316 pages ; 21 cm
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Includes a reading group guide.
"A novel of America"--Cover.
Summary
"Rumors of war between the North and South are spreading across the land. In rural Green County, many of the farmers are already choosing sides. But not John Zachary. His loyalties lie with his family first -- and his heart is telling him to go west. Hoping to build a new life in the fertile valleys of Oregon, he convinces his best friend, Emmitt Braxton, to pack up their families and join him on a wagon train across the Oregon Trail. The journey will be long and hard. The physical hardships and grueling mental challenges will bring out the best in the some -- and the worst in others. But with the guidance of an experienced wagon master and scout, they are determined to reach their destiny, no matter how high the cost."--Provided by publisher.
Subject
Genre
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Johnstone, J. A.
ISBN/ISSN
9781496734495 (pbk.)
1496734491 (pbk.)
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