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Frontiersmen (The Winning of America Series)
     

Frontiersmen (The Winning of America Series)

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by Allan W. Eckert
 

ISBN-10: 0945084919

ISBN-13: 9780945084914

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The

They had defeated the French and now the English possessed the vast North American Empire. Soldiers, traders, settlers—all began the trek across the wilderness to claim the land and its riches. Against this relentless tide Indian warriors rose up in bitter fury exploded in the bloody battle for the conquest of the Northwest territory.

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They had defeated the French and now the English possessed the vast North American Empire. Soldiers, traders, settlers—all began the trek across the wilderness to claim the land and its riches. Against this relentless tide Indian warriors rose up in bitter fury exploded in the bloody battle for the conquest of the Northwest territory.

'Reading Eckert is like listening to a master storyteller: he presents his material in vivid detail, using the novelist's technique to enhance dramatic events.'— Publishers Weekly

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ISBN-13:
9780945084914
Publisher:
Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
The Winning of America Series
Pages:
626
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.59(d)

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Frontiersmen (The Winning of America Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Theoldguy More than 1 year ago
This is just a wonderfully written account of the Real Frontiers of this Land of America! The hard working, down to earth work of this lands forefathers was an unbelievable adventure for those strong enough to just survive. Simone Kenton a wonderful specimen of a human and adventurer and builder of our Nation! Not educated, except by his own experiences. Not learned in the schools of the time! This man, thinking himself to be a hunted murderer, opened up my heart and inner eyes to the trials of those early adventures. His skills were honed by his experiences in the wilds of our Nations Frontiers. He rubbed shoulders with the most famous of the early frontiersmen! He excelled them all in his Honor, Skills and down to earth stick-to-it-ness! Where has this man been my whole life I do not know, but he has opened my eyes to the early years of this great Country of America, more than I knew a book could anymore! Thanks to the very excellent authorship of A.W.Eckert and his great, in depth research of the early Frontiersmen. I now feel the actual growth of this Country in the early year as it was being formed. How badly were the Native Americans were treated by the English and the New Americans at that time makes one bow his head in shame. Yet the total story is in the glory of the days when each breath meant life or death, success or defeat! Native Americans can feel the pressure of that time! As I can now understand just a tiny bit of the world at that time, through Eckerts narrative you can join in the adventures of this unbelievable man, SIMON KENTON! A true Frontiersman, worthy of all my praise! Thanks Mr. Eckert! :)
railrunnermbh More than 1 year ago
I could hardly put this book down! Have read many historical books and this beats all. I worked on the railroad for years and have traveled through many of these areas. Crawford, Ohio was one of them and wanted to know more of his story. I will have my kids read this for sure.
Allan Eckert did a wonderful job putting this Narritve together. Need more people like Lyman C. Draper, History thanks you!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book over te summer for an honors Social Studies class, and I was surprised how good it was. It was fascinating, especially because i live in the area where most of these historical events take place. The only reason i took off a star is because some if it is very repetitive, and other parts are very graphically violent. The depth in which Eckert described indian torture was pretty gross, fascinating and interesting, but gross.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly a book hard to put down. A great history lesson, but Allan Eckert ties it all together as if it is a novel. Our American history is so interesting when a writer of his caliber does all the research, to bring it to print. I would recommend this book to anyone, and wish I would have found writers like Eckert when I was in high school. He is a classic story teller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most history of the Ohio frontier in the aftermath of the American Revolution is pumped out of the universities of our nation by uninspired professors whose middle name is prolix. But, finally, here is an author with the fire in his belly to write history as it was meant to be written. The brutality of the times, the cruelty, is laid bare to the reader; no tenderness or delicacy is allowed. What happened between the Indians and the white pioneers was as bloody a period as our history has to offer. You can't read this book without frequently shuttering. And it explains why the Indians, through torture of unbounded cruelty, assured their demise as a power in the land. A giant of a book! A classic!. And you can be sure, because of its brilliance, it will have modest readership. So the good author will have to find his reward in the knowledge that he has written the finest narrative of the Ohio frontier ever published.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Give this book to your history-hating teenager and make him start to read it. Most likely once he starts, he won't want to quit. This is historical writing at its finest. While there are a few facts I would argue with, I can not possibly recommend any other book on history that can capture the imagination of the reader and make one just want to read on and on. If there was ever a book that makes history ¿come alive,¿ this is it. There are four other books in this series, but this is, in my opinion, the best of them. I first read this book years ago. It opened my eyes to how exciting history can be. It also opened my eyes to how much history we are NOT taught in school. Twenty years later, this is still one of my favorite books of all time. I have read hundreds and hundreds of books. I have read very few of them twice. This is one of them--and I will probably read it again someday. There are those who criticize Allan Eckert for his ¿historical narrative¿ method of writing, but I am convinced that this is because they are jealous of his success. Allan Eckert has done those who enjoy history a tremendous favor with his books by showing us just how exciting and interesting history is.
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Tonto79 More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible ! I've read it four times and I'm still captivated by it . You can't put this book down even if you tried !
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kwag More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to start the series with. If you are an American history buff this is the book and the series for you.
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This is one of the best books i have ever read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to get a taste of the Old Northwest Territory through the experiences of Simon Kenton and various other real life persons. This narrative gives a completely different perspective to historical facts and is entertaining and an easy book to read. The hardest thing to do was to put this book down at times!
Kit_Huggins More than 1 year ago
The author has used much imagination to create something of a fiction novel while using some historical events. Two examples are characters he used that had no reliable back up data. Blue Jacket the indian chief was really an indian not a white man, as this book leads, and was proven with DNA tests. The other was Jacob Greathouse and his family records show he died before April 1780, yet this book has him die in 1791. The title is misleading in that the assumption is the book would cover many frontiersmen, but alas, only a few were touched upon with no depth. Not even Daniel Boone was given much light but yet a great frontiersman. Nor were many others that pulled this country along in the 1700's.