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Author: Kevin Foley,Allan W. Eckert
ISBN: 1452651167
Language: English
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (March 16, 2011)
Rating: 4.9
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Allan W. Eckert (Author), Kevin Foley (Narrator). Book 1 of 6 in the Winning of America Series

Allan W. Book 1 of 6 in the Winning of America Series.

The Frontiersmen: A Narrative. Winning of America by. Allan W. Eckert, Kevin Foley (Narrator). If The Frontiersmen is the only book you read about this particular period in American history, you can absolutely be forgiven for placing your trust in Eckert’s work

The Frontiersmen: A Narrative. If The Frontiersmen is the only book you read about this particular period in American history, you can absolutely be forgiven for placing your trust in Eckert’s work. Written by Allan W. Eckert. Narrated by Kevin Foley. The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east

Eckert wrote several books of natural history.

Eckert wrote several books of natural history. In addition, he wrote more than 225 episodes of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, for which he received an Emmy Award. His numerous historical novels were popular, including several that were part of his series "The Winning of America".

The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of me. These frontiersmen are the subjects of Allan Eckert's dramatic history.

The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. Against the background of such names as George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, Arthur St. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Simon Girty and William Henry Harrison, 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. by: Kevin Foley (author) Allan W. Eckert (author). Books by Allan W. ISBN: 9781452651163 (1452651167).

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These frontiersmen are the subjects of Allan W. Eckert's dramatic history. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Simon Girty, and William Henry Harrison, Eckert has re-created the life of one of America's most outstanding heroes, Simon Kenton. By his 18th birthday, Kenton had already won frontier renown as woodsman, fighter, and scout.

The frontiersmen : a narrative. by. Eckert, Allan W. Publication date. The front cover is corrupt in the original book. Kenton, Simon, 1755-1836, Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813, Indians of North America, Frontier and pioneer life. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books. Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

This is a great history book. I think the irony is that the "Frontiersman" wondered what happened to all of the wild game. He thought of this after he and his fellow settlers over hunted them. The best book I have ever read! By Thriftbooks. com User, October 1, 1999. Like many of the others in this space, The Frontiersman was required reading in an Ohio History course I was taking in college several years ago!

The frontiersmen were a remarkable breed of men. They were often rough and illiterate, sometimes brutal and vicious, often seeking an escape in the wilderness of mid-America from crimes committed back east. In the beautiful but deadly country which would one day come to be known as West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, more often than not they left their bones to bleach beside forest paths or on the banks of the Ohio River, victims of Indians who claimed the vast virgin territory and strove to turn back the growing tide of whites. These frontiersmen are the subjects of Allan W. Eckert's dramatic history. Against the background of such names as George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone, Arthur St. Clair, Anthony Wayne, Simon Girty, and William Henry Harrison, Eckert has re-created 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. By his eighteenth birthday, Kenton had already won frontier renown as woodsman, fighter, and scout. His incredible physical strength and endurance, his great dignity and innate kindness made him the ideal prototype of the frontier hero. Yet there is another story to The Frontiersmen. It is equally the story of one of history's greatest leaders. Tecumseh, the brilliant Shawnee chief, welded together by the sheer force of his intellect and charisma an incredible Indian confederacy that came desperately close to breaking the thrust of the white man's westward expansion. Like Kenton, Tecumseh was the paragon of his people's virtues, and the story of his life, in Eckert's hands, reveals most profoundly the grandeur of the American Indian. No less important, The Frontiersmen is the story of wilderness America itself, its penetration and settlement, and it is Eckert's particular grace to be able to evoke life and meaning from the raw facts of this story. In The Frontiersmen, not only do we care about our long-forgotten fathers-we live again with them.
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Zbr
This is just wonderful history told in a manner that captures the reader. I read the book when it first came out years ago.and loved it I wrote a review then. I had occasion recently to recommend a hood history book and I picked this one. In doing so I decided to re read it and just finished. It was even better the second time. The real Simon Kenton was a real larger than life person including Tecumseh, William Henry Harrison and George Rogers Clark. I only wish this book, and the others, Wilderness War, wilderness Empire, Dark and Bloody Ground,and Tecumseh would be made into a feature film. Eckert has done the country an invaluable service by recording our early history from the French and Indian War to end of the Shawnee country . Since the film seems unlikely everyone should read each Eckert book.
We both laugh and cry at tv reporters that ask our young college students basic history questions they are unable to answer. To those teachers that have the privilege of teaching young people please assign Eckert's books for them to read among other things.
The research cited in the Frontiersman is so extensive. I reading it I learned Andrew Jackson, great hero and President might have been ineligible to serve as President. Reliable witnesses of his family said that his mother and father immigrated from Ireland and Andrew was born on the ship enroute to America.
Centrizius
This is an awesome book for anyone who has an interest in the history of the Trans Allegheny Frontier. I saw some similarities with some stories my grandfather told me when I was little, The real treasure is his references in the back. While in college I began doing research on my own family history using the author references to The Draper Manuscripts (correspondence with actual people who knew Simon Kenton) and located at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Their I found in Kenton's own words his involvement with my family going back to 1760's and latter on. Also found correspondence between my family and Dr. Draper about Kenton. So I guess no book has ever affected me on personal level like this one.
Why a four rating then? Well he does over use his literary license at times and makes some assumptions about some of the characters in the book and too much glorification of his main characters.
Ironfire
This book is particularly interesting to me since I live in the part of the country where is takes place. For no particular reason I put off reading this book for perhaps 40 years. Now that I have, I am sorry I waited so long. Others have described the content and story that is written so I see no need for that.
The writing is excellent for a non scholar, one who simply wants a great story of the settling of what was the western frontier during and after the Revolutionary war.
Although the characters are numerous (nearly all actual people) the story centers around Simon Kenton. He is buried no more than 30 miles from where I live and I've seen his grave and monument several times. Now I have a much better appreciation for Simon Kenton. The major battle led by George Rogers Clark is a stones throw from me and I've been there many times - again with a passing glance at his statue and the many plaques describing the battle that took place. And again I will never see them the same way again.
Every summer in Chillicothe there is an outdoor drama "Tecumseh" started about 1970. I've put off seeing that too. I'm getting tickets for that ASAP.
The only complaint I have is technical.The digital copy has more character mistakes than any Kindle book I've ever read. Sometimes very hard to read.
AfinaS
I've read this book four times and have now sent a copy to my nephew. I first got interested seeing Dad reading it in the 70's. This book is the first in a multi-story series bound to hook you in for more. Particularly on point and delicious, if you live in the mid-west and central states. (However the westward expansion from the East Coast is pretty well fleshed out in beautiful factual fiction) If you like pioneers and indians, forts and frontier wars, you've reached your destination w Eckerts books.
Modar
This true story is astonishing, and is rich with detail and side characters. Eckert dug deep in his research for all his books, and we are the beneficiaries.
But what most impressed me about this book is the format that Eckert devised to tell the story. He writes history as if it were a novel, except he sticks to the truth. The characters talk to each other, instead of a narrator just telling us things like - "Bulter and Johnson agreed to meet again by the river the following summer". So many very knowledgeable historians write in such a dull manner that I appreciate how rare and wonderful Eckert's format is.
(However, Eckert does use the narrator technique heavily in his book *That Dark and Bloody River*, which is a major disappointment to me.)
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This is one of a very few books I would recommend to anyone. Another might be *Endurance* by Alfred Lansing; and another might be *Shadow Divers* by Robert Kurson.
Mr_Mole
This is a really good book. I really enjoyed this book and learned a lot. I gather it is mostly true. I checked some of the stuff out versus what Wikipedia says and it was mostly the same. It is very L O N G and some parts bog down with a bit too much detail, especially the part toward the end that dwells a lot on the War of 1812. I read books and listen to Audible versions and since this one is so long I probably should have gotten the audio version.
Gtonydne
If you read only one book about Frontiersmen of Kentucky, it should be this one. It is based on a real person and their true story. Amazing read. I could not put it down.