Blood and treasure : Daniel Boone and the fight for America's first frontier / Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.
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- ISBN: 9781250247131
- ISBN: 1250247136
- Physical Description: xi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -372) and index.
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Part I: The frontier -- A patient pathfinder -- "The single nation to fear" -- The long hunters -- Into the Yadkin -- The Ohio country -- Kanta-Ke -- Braddock's folly -- Rebecca Bryan -- The Cherokee Wars -- "Boone's surprise" -- Part II: The explorers -- "An execrable race" -- Pontiac's demise -- By royal proclamation -- The gap -- The warrior's path -- "Without...even a horse or a dog" -- "A second paradise" -- Cold rain mixed with the tears -- Part III: The settlers -- A white invasion -- Lord Dunmore's War -- Logan's lament -- Boone's trace -- A new world -- Revolution -- Kidnapped -- An Indian army -- Abandoned settlements -- "The best little Indian fight" -- Part IV: The conquest -- Taken -- Shel-tow-ee -- A mistrusted hero -- Prelude to a siege -- A haze of stinking sulfurous smoke -- "Widder maker" -- War in the West -- Boone's Station -- The Moravian Massacre -- Death at Blue Licks -- "Blood and treasure".
It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's "First Frontier" beyond the Appalachian Mountains engage in a never-ending series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting for this epic narrative of none other than America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder, Daniel Boone.
This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America's "First Frontier" that places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice"--‡cProvided by publisher.
"The explosive true saga of the legendary figure, Daniel Boone, and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder Daniel Boone-not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women, white and Native American, who witnessed it.
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