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Following the Frontier: Horseback Adventures on the Infamous Outlaw Trail
     

Following the Frontier: Horseback Adventures on the Infamous Outlaw Trail

by Roger Pocock
 
Roger Pocock was an Englishman whose tales of wanderlust and equestrian adventure were nineteenth century travel classics. “Following the Frontier” is considered his best work describing as it does his early adventures in North America. Although the autobiographical account reads like fiction, it is in fact only the first half of his remarkable life.

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Roger Pocock was an Englishman whose tales of wanderlust and equestrian adventure were nineteenth century travel classics. “Following the Frontier” is considered his best work describing as it does his early adventures in North America. Although the autobiographical account reads like fiction, it is in fact only the first half of his remarkable life. Pocock begins his tale by explaining how he came to join the Canadian Mounties in 1885. When the Saskatchewan Rebellion broke out soon afterwards, Pocock’s unit was ordered to march from Regina to Fort Albert during the height of the Canadian winter. The author’s feet were severely frost-bitten, leaving him crippled for life. Never one to be put off by physical adversity, Pocock went on to become one of the nineteenth century's most influential equestrian travelers. One of the highlights of “Following the Frontier” is the detailed account of Pocock’s horse ride along the infamous Outlaw Trail, a 3,000 mile solo journey that took the adventurer from Canada to Mexico City. During this trip Pocock not only visited Robber’s Roost and Hole in the Wall, he also spent many a night with the hunted American outlaws then inhabiting this lawless section of the Old American West.Although considered one of the finest writers of the nineteenth century, Pocock’s story is more than just a literary adventure. It takes the reader into backwoods, along forbidden paths, and into the den of danger!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590480267
Publisher:
The Long Riders' Guild
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
505,206
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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