Factual information presented around two incredible historical figures native american Techumseh and Simon Kenton. A frontiersman in the tradition of Daniel Boone.
Tecumseh- clairvoyant,courageous and honroable warrior.
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This book is one of the best books I have ever read or in this case listened to. It reads like a novel and is fascinating from beginning to end. I recommend it to anyone with any interest at all in American History. Now I'd like to take a trip to that part of the country where all of these events occurred. It was so interesting to learn about such great American characters, both American and American Indian alike. Before this book I'd never heard of Simon Kenton. Now I believe he deserves all the veneration that can be heaped upon him. Amazing story! Allan W. Eckert is a terrific writer and story teller.
This is an insiders view of a time when maybe one or two European explorers had ventured into Ohio and Kentucky, and then how the flood of settlements broke loose. All this with the ongoing development of the colonies, the founding of the US and the wars with the British. The story centers on Simon Kenton, a man as famous (or more so) than Daniel Boone.
Yes because for me its excellent.
Still havent finished,but its so graphicall.
When Ive completely finished I will be able to give a more overall assessment.
I have not enjoyed any audiobook as much as this one. If you love history and a good story then get this book. I have not even finished the book yet but I felt compelled to write a review already. The story is expertly researched and told by a narrator who does a masterful job of going into and out of character. This is a great story that you will enjoy.
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Allen W Eckert is another great writer and Kevin Foley puts you in it. just a great book. see for yourself
Allan Eckert is one of the greatest historical writers of all time. His research is in depth and substantial and his translation of history into narrative is a genuine pleasure to read. I have read all of his early American books several times and am so very excited to see this book in audio! I just hope and pray more of his books will become available on audio.
wonderfully entertaining to read...but sadly too much so in parts as the author is sometimes too liberal with his narrative. There are some definite fictions interspersed to make for a better story but that did not actually happen.