The Frontiersmen

The Frontiersmen

by Allan W. Eckert

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BN ID: 2940013075375
Publisher: Stuart, Jesse Foundation, The
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Series: Winning of America , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 626
Sales rank: 87,178
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Allan W. Eckert was an historian, naturalist, novelist, poet, screenwriter, and playwright. The author of forty published books—plus one, The Infinite Dream, available the fall of 2011 by Jesse Stuart Foundation—he was nominated on seven seperate 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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Frontiersmen (Library Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I have to teach a course in American history from the Revolution to 1865 in two months and needed to fill in some gaps in my knowledge. I've fallen in love with this book. It presents both side of a complex clash between lifestyles and civilizations 'Native American and European/American' in an unbiased manner - except for the occasional use of the word savage. The Frontiersmen is based on an incredible amount of research and brings and important chapter in our nation's history to life as if your were there living it. Kudos to the author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took a few pages for me to understand "how" Mr. Eckert wished to write his story. However, I must say that I very much enjoyed his book. His "vivid pictures" as to the suffering of all was excelent, would buy his writings again,
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can i say about the best of the best. It truly changed my life, and set the bar for the hundreds of other books that i've read.i have recommended this book more than any other.i've read a sorrow in our heart and was equally impressed with it.my hats off to mr. eckert
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book that began the genre - the docunovel. Using historical documents and major primary sources, Eckert tells the story of the opening of the 'Old Northwest' in a way no history book ever did before. Anyone living in Kentucky, Ohio, and the states created by the Northwest Ordinance need to read this tantilizing tale. Weaving the lives of Simon Kenton, Tecumseh, Wm. Henry Harrison, and Marmaduke Von Swearingen through the tumultous events of the first expansion of a young America - the beginning of Manifest Destiny - Eckert has created a classic of American History.
ValSmith on LibraryThing 25 days ago
This book, while written in a style some would find uncomfortable for a straight history, is wonderful! It's really the only book that goes into the life of a truly amazing American, Simon Kenton (a contemporary of Daniel Boone), with great details and obvious admiration, but also looking at the whole period 1755-1813 almost with a microscope.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fascinating look at the relationship between Americans and Native Americans in what would become Ohio and Kentucky. Based on actual writings from the time, this is a non biased look at how these early settlers treated one another.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story of a Simon Kenton, a Frontiersman you will not forget. He makes Davey Crockett and Daniel Boone look like boy scouts. It also is a story of early America and the discovery of new territory. The American Indians also play a big part in the story. The author did alot of reseach and everything is documented with a bibliography. The book will keep you on the edge of your seat with much excitment and adventure. This is a must read and one of my favorite books.A+++++
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book. It's amazing the amount of detail the author presents about individual indians and settlers. It's fascinating to follow the life of Simon Kenton and yet learn so much about the other characters presented. The stories are all interesting and the dishonesty and brutality with which the Indians were treated is a constant theme. Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone were an exception to this. The book thoroughly presents the history of the early western territories of the U.S.in a graphic and memorable way. Good book for teens and adults, though some of the descriptions are pretty bloody.
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Historically accurate.
windwalker18 More than 1 year ago
While the Revolutionary and Frontier period of history is one of the most exciting and interesting periods in US History, The Frontiersman does not measure up to expectations. A long drawn out narrative that takes forever to move along. The Characters are well thought out initially, but connection to any except Simon dwindles as the story progresses. Only a die-heart reader will finish the book. A few weeks ago I read Citizen Washington and couldn't get enough, wish this book had been as engaging.
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EvilUrgency More than 1 year ago
I first read this book at age 13 and now as an adult of 34 years I wanted to read it again. I was not disappointed it is still an excellent book how ever I was surprised at some of the gore. I did not remember those scenes from my reading it as a teenager and I can say now that I would not recommend this book for youths. Other than that an excellent fictional telling of real events unfortunately including horrific acts on the parts of the whites and Indians.
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Amazing true story of Simon Kenton and the settlement of the Ohio River Valley
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Why can't I find the other five books?
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