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A classic of historical war literature, Boys’ Book of Border Battles puts you at the scene of some of the most important and storied battles in the history of North America. From George Washington’s charges against the French in the mid-1700s to the lengthy and drawn-out wars in the western territories between the ever-advancing white frontier settlers and Native American tribes, Sabin’s book is an important record of American history.
Noted both for the author’s exhaustive research and for his historical accuracy (even his writing style might suggest a document written during the time periods he writes about), the Boys’ Book of Border Battles is the final book in a trilogy penned by Sabin about the adventures of the Wild West. But where the other volumes dealt more with the lawlessness and chaos that defined the early days of frontier living for white settlers, this last title is described in the author’s own words as “an American soldier book, of organized fighting on American soil by militia, volunteers, and the regulars of the ‘old army.’”
This Skyhorse reprint of the 1920 text faithfully reproduces Boys’ Book of Border Battles in its original state, complete with high-quality replicas of the illustration plates that accompany the book.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
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Table of Contents
I George Washington Stands Fast (1754): The Affair of the Great Meadows 15
II On Braddock's Bloody Field (1755): Where Washington Won His Spurs 31
III The Battle of the Blue Licks (1782): And the Defeat of Daniel Boone 56
IV Tippecanoe (1811): Buckshot and Bayonets 70
V Old Fort Mims the Foolish (1813): And the Fearful Price It Paid 87
VI Seeking the Seminoles in Florida (1835): With the Regulars of Major Dade 99
VII Brave Hearts in the Alamo (1836): No Surrender and No Retreat 114
VIII Victory at San Jacinto (1836): "Remember the Alamo!" 135
IX Face to Face With Mexico (1846): In the American Army at the Rio Grande 159
X With "Old Zach" At Palo Alto (1846): "The Bayonet, My Hardy Cocks!" 178
XI Resaca De La Palma (1846): And the Charge of the Second Dragoons 194
XII The Battle of Adobe Walls (1864): Kit Carson as a General 210
XIII On the Trail of the Dog Soldiers (1868): The "Sandy" Forsyth Scouts 231
XIV Digging in on Beecher's Island (1868): Roman Nose Leads the Warriors 247
XV To Black Kettle's Village With Custer (1868): When the Band Played "Garryowen" 266
XVI White Against Red at the Rosebud (1876): And the Gameness of Captain Guy Henry 288
XVII The Yellow Hair's Last Fight (1876): The Seventh Cavalry on the Little Big Horn 313
XVIII When the Ghost Shirts Failed (1890): Peace on the Border 340