The Frontiersmen

TheFrontiersmanSuggested by David Ray • Eckert has recreated the life of one of America’s most outstanding heroes, Simon Kenton. Kenton’s role in opening the Northwest Territory to settlement more than rivaled that of his friend Daniel Boone.
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  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    By the way, I’ve nearly finished the free sample available for the Kindle. It’s a very interesting book so far. I think I will purchase this one because it combines both entertainment with American history.

    It’s comprised of about two or three different stories which occur (I think) at about the same time in American history (1770’s). One is about a young man (Simon) who has always wanted to see the western wilderness and is propelled to do so by needing to run away from a crime.

    Another fellow (a white boy) has longed to be an Injun. Well, fate is kind to him and he is captured by a band of Indians who then adopt him into the tribe. And this kid is happy as a clam about that.

    I don’t know how PC this book is. It’s certainly quite multi-culti friendly to the Indians so far. But the reviews are overwhelmingly good, so I’m going to assume it will show reality, not revisionism.

    • David Ray says:

      I’ve kept my paperback due to the copious notes in the end. I can’t overstate the worth of the end-notes. Some of the notes grab your attention in that some are vignettes themselves.

  2. steve lancaster says:

    I would like to recommend two books by Kenneth Roberts that are now not PC but seldom read except at perhaps Hillsdale and a few similar schools.
    Northwest Passage, which was made into an excellent movie with Spenser Tracy, Walter Brenan, and Robert Young. This covers the French and Indian War.
    Arundel and Rabble in Arms, to the best of my knowledge no movies but covers the American Revolution. You will have a different view of Benedict Arnold after reading.

    I remember reading these exciting books in Jr. High School, it is a shame that they are no longer read.

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