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Wilderness Empire

Wilderness Empire

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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

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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 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015030587
Publisher:
Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Series:
Winning of America , #2
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
653
Sales rank:
76,787
File size:
5 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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Wilderness Empire (The Winning of America Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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+++++
kwag More than 1 year ago
Excellent book and series. Wilderness Empire is one of those books that you can't put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
gke More than 1 year ago
I have read most (if not all) of Mr. Eckert's books. He brought to light historical men and women for me that I had never read about -- and I was a history teacher back when we really taught history. This record of the French and Indian War was interesting and really challenges the readers imagination. All Americans should learn the early history of our nation. Mr. Eckert leads his readers into the time without prejudice to justice or injustice. He states the facts as they are recorded and does this in a narrative that is an exciting novel. I recommend this book and all of Mr. Eckert's novels to anyone who enjoys history and historical fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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