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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.
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Genre
Alt Author
Clavin, Thomas.
Title
Daniel Boone and the fight for America's first frontier
ISBN/ISSN
9781432886592 (large print : hardcover)
1432886592 (large print : hardcover)
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xiii, 462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 23 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Dynastic Secrets -- The Howe Women -- Diaspora -- The Brothers -- World War -- The Peaceful Years -- Caroline and Company -- A Game of Chess -- American Destiny -- Home Front -- New York, 1776 -- The Tide Turns in America -- About Mrs Loring -- Survival -- The Glorious Return -- Epilogue Legacy.
Summary
"Finally revealing the family's indefatigable women among its legendary military figures, The Howe Dynasty recasts the British side of the American Revolution. In December 1774, Benjamin Franklin met Caroline Howe, the sister of British Admiral Richard and General William Howe, in a London drawing room for "half a dozen Games of Chess." As Julie Flavell reveals, the games concealed a matter of the utmost diplomatic urgency, a last-ditch attempt to forestall the outbreak of war. Aware that the Howes, both the men and the women, have seemed impenetrable to historians, Flavell investigated the letters of Caroline Howe, which have been overlooked for centuries. Using these revelatory documents, Flavell provides a compelling reinterpretation of England's famous family across four wars, centering on their enigmatic roles in the American Revolution. The Howe Dynasty interweaves action-packed stories of North American military campaigns-including the Battles of Bunker Hill and Long Island-with parlor-room intrigues back in England, creating a riveting narrative that brings alive the influence of these extraordinary women in both peacetime and war"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Title
Untold story of a military family and the women behind Britain's wars for America
ISBN/ISSN
9781631490613 (hardcover)
1631490613
Call #
B WASHINGTON
Descript.
xxi, 552 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-533) and index.
Summary
"A fascinating and illuminating account of how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America, from award-winning author David O. Stewart"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780451488985 (hardcover)
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