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During the American Revolution and the border conflicts that followed, Simon Girty's name struck terror into the hearts of U.S. settlers in the Ohio Valley and the territory of Kentucky. Girty (1741-1818) had lived with the Natives most of his life. Scorned by his fellow white frontiersmen as an "Indian lover," Girty became an Indian agent for the British. He accompanied Native raids against Americans, spied deep into enemy territory, and was influential in convincing the tribes to fight for the British.

The Americans declared Girty an outlaw. In U.S. history books he is a villain even worse than Benedict Arnold. Yet in Canada, Girty is regarded as a Loyalist hero, and a historic plaque marks the site of his homestead on the Ontario side of the Detroit River.

In Native history, Girty stands out as one of the few white men who championed their cause against American expansion. But was he truly the "White Savage" of legend, or a hero whose story was twisted by his foes?

©2011 Edward Butts (P)2013 Audible Inc.

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very well done

the best I have read dealing with Simon Girty so I would like to have had more in-depth information

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wow

wow one incredible story about one helluva man! I would have liked to have met him,right circumstances of course!

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navagation of the human topography of the frontier

I really enjoyed he book. Wish the narrator didn't sound so... young. Great history which we can all learn from, cultures clashing still happens everyday.

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A straightforward account of Simon Girty's life.

Breezes through the hearsay, and packed with facts. The narrator's pace is quick without much added emotion and drama. I did enjoy it because I was interested in learning more about Simon Girty.

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True Early American Story

Would you listen to Simon Girty again? Why?

I have listened to this book twice and enjoyed it each time.

What other book might you compare Simon Girty to and why?

Simon Kenton

What about Jones Allen’s performance did you like?

Excellent

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Enjoyment

Any additional comments?

Recommend this to early American history buffs

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Loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It painted a very different picture than I expected. It is always good to see from both sides.

What did you like best about this story?

The narrative was very interesting and well orated.

What about Jones Allen’s performance did you like?

Great job!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very sobering to hear the way things some times get relayed to other not within the situation.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this to anyone with interest into the French and Indian War and Revolutionary time period.