Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters: True Stories of Bravery from the Men and Women of the Plains and Prairies

Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters: True Stories of Bravery from the Men and Women of the Plains and Prairies

by Edwin L. Sabin

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A classic of historical literature, Boys’ Book of Frontier Fighters is a thrilling collection of stories that cover the legacy of American fighters and their successes in defending themselves and their country. With stories spanning from the late 1600s to the 1800s, Sabin depicts in detail the willpower and bravery of the men and women who fought for America; from its founding as a country to the days of the Wild West. From the plains and prairies to the mountains and forests, enjoy tales of the people who fought to make this great country what it is today.

With masterful prose, Edwin L. Sabin paints a picture of the early days of America and the warriors who took it upon themselves to defend this country. Their sacrifices are inspiring and exciting—and a dynamic part of our country’s history. Boys’ Book of Frontier Fighters shares a part of America’s past that should be read, celebrated, and never forgotten.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510720114
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 02/08/2013
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 931,793
File size: 13 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Edwin L. Sabin (1870–1954) was a newspaper reporter for some time before moving into publishing as an accomplished author specializing in Western historical fiction, and he and his wife eventually moved to California to be closer to his subject matter. Sabin enjoyed success in this field for several decades before he was hit hard by the Great Depression.

Table of Contents

Chapter I The Capture of Old Chief Annawan (1676): Bold Captain Church in the Lion's Den 15

Chapter II The Attack on Logan's Station (1777): And the Noble Deed of Captain Logan 33

Chapter III In The Stockade at Wheeling (1777): And the Great Leap of Major McColloch 44

Chapter IV Big Turtle Breaks the Net (1778): And Meets His Father at Boonesborough 58

Chapter V Scout Kenton has a Hard Time (1778-1779): How He Paid for his Horse-Stealing 78

Chapter VI The Scrape of Lewis and Jacob Wetzel (1778): And the Nerve of Two Boy Scouts 108

Chapter VII Captain Samuel Brady Swears Vengeance (1780-1781): And Broad-Jumps Like a Wild Turkey 118

Chapter VIII The Flight of Three Soldiers (1782): On the Trail with the Crawford Men 130

Chapter IX The Brave Women of Bryant's Station (1782): And the Defeat of the Villain Girty 155

Chapter X Betty Zane's "Powder Exploit" (1782): How a Girl Saved the Day 170

Chapter XI The Five Boy Captives (1785): Adventures of "Little Fat Bear" and All 181

Chapter XII Odds Against Higgins the Ranger (1814): And his Rescue by Heroine Pursley 197

Chapter XIII John Colter's Race For Life (1808): The Trapper and the Blackfeet 206

Chapter XIV Hugh Glass and the Grizzly Bear (1823): "As Slick as a Peeled Onion" 224

Chapter XV A Fracas on the Santa Fe Trail (1829): And the Building of Bent's Fort 238

Chapter XVI A Search For a Silver Mine (1831): And the "Bowie Indian Fight" 255

Chapter XVII Through the Enemy's Lines (1846): The Three Kit Carson Couriers 273

Chapter XVIII The Hottest Chase on Record (1864): Two in an Army Wagon 284

Chapter XIX Relief For Beecher's Island (1868): And a Rattle-Snake in the Way 300

Chapter XX The Defense of the Buffalo-Hunters (1874): When the Comanche Medicine Failed 311

Chapter XXI White Men at Bay Again (1874): The "Fight of the Privates" 327

Chapter XXII Buffalo Bill and Yellow Hand (1876): A Plains-Day Duel 341

Chapter XXIII The "Sibley Scout" (1876): A Famous Army Tale 354

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