Wilderness Empire [NOOK Book]

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For over two hundred years no Indian force in America was so powerful and feared as the Iroquois League. Throughout two thirds of this continent, the cry of "The Iroquois are coming!" was enough to demoralize entire tribes. But these Iroquois occupied and controlled a vast wilderness empire which beckoned like a precious gem to foreign powers. France and England secured toeholds and suddenly each was claiming as its own this land of the Iroquois. Alliance with the Indians was ...
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Wilderness Empire

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Overview

For over two hundred years no Indian force in America was so powerful and feared as the Iroquois League. Throughout two thirds of this continent, the cry of "The Iroquois are coming!" was enough to demoralize entire tribes. But these Iroquois occupied and controlled a vast wilderness empire which beckoned like a precious gem to foreign powers. France and England secured toeholds and suddenly each was claiming as its own this land of the Iroquois. Alliance with the Indians was the key; whichever power controlled them could destroy the other.
Wilderness Empire is the gripping narrative of the eighteenth-century struggle of these two powers to win for themselves the allegiance of the Indians in a war for territorial dominance, yet without letting these Indians know that the prize of the war would be this very Iroquois land. It is the story of English strength hamstrung by incredible incompetence, of French power sapped by devastating corruption. It is the story of the English, Indian and French individuals whose lives intertwine in the greatest territorial struggle in American history--the French and Indian War.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Sean Taylor
Mr. Eckert has a wonderful way of blending history into a narrative that stays true to the facts as they occured. The reader is swept into the lives and times of the period, pleasantly learning the personality and dynamics of the times. I absolutely encourage anyone with the slightest interest in America's early years to pursue the "Winning of America" series of which the "Wilderness Empire" is the second of six.
Amazon.com - Bruce Rioux
I have read the entire series of these books. All are great reading for people who want a very true picture of life on the American frontier in the 18th century.
Amazon.com - Max Perrin
Wow! What a book! For anyone interested in studying the French and Indian War period, this is a must read. Although it's not a "textbook" account it's still a lot of fun.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015030587
  • Publisher: Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Series: Winning of America , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 653
  • Sales rank: 106,366
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Allan W. Eckert was an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and playwright. The author of forty-one published books including the Winning of America series—he was nominated on seven separate occasions for the Pulitzer Prize in literature and, in 1985, was recipient of an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 1998 he received his second honorary doctorate, also in Humane Letters, this time from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to his, he wrote and had published over 150 articles, essays, and short stories, as well as considerable poetry, a major outdoor drama, and screenplays for several movies.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    WILDERNESS EMPIRE

    THE BOOK IS ONE IN A SERIES OF 5. THE BOOK TELLS THE STORY OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AND THE SETTLEMENT OF UPSTATE NEW YORK. IT ALSO GIVES A DETAILED STORY OF THE STRUGGLES OF THE INDIANS, AND HOW THEY TREATED PRISONERS IN THE HARSH WINTERS OF NEW YORK. THE STORY WAS VERY MUCH AN EYE OPENER WITH DETAILS I NEVER HEARD ABOUT? THE BOOK IS VERY EXCITING TO READ AND YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN? DO NOT GET THE WRONG IDEA, TO BE FAIR THE BOOK READS LIKE A NOVEL, NOT A HISTORY BOOK. THE AUTHOR DID ALOT OF RESEARCH IN WRITING THE BOOK AND DOCUMENTED ALL THE EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE. IF YOU ENJOY A BOOK THAT WILL HOLD YOUR INTREST AND AMAZE YOU WITH DETAILS YOU WERE NOT AWARE OF THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED! A+++++

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    A Page Turner

    Excellent book and series. Wilderness Empire is one of those books that you can't put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2002

    a novel based on the life of Sir William Johnson prior to the American Revolution.

    By far, one of the premier novels based on actual events surrounding the life of Sir William Johnson and the Mohawk Indians during the French and Indian War

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Reads like a novel

    Reads like a novel but all the characters areal life people
    Great writting of our American past not often written about

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