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 ...Read MoreAgainst 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 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. The Frontiersmen is equally the story of one of history's greatest leaders, whose misfortune was to be born to a doomed cause and a dying race. Tecumseh, the brilliant Shawnee chief, welded together by the sheer force of his intellect and charisma and incredible Indian confederacy that thrust of the white man's westward expansion. Like Kenton, Tecumseh was the paragon of his people's virtues.Read Less
This very well written, exciting historical book is based on scrupulous research and extensive documentation by the arthur. Fascinating and informative from start to finish. Echert is clearly an expert in this subject and each and every character actually lived and acted as discribed in this wonderful book.
Nov 14, 2013
Any student of American History will find Eckert's writing enjoyable. His style is similar to Jeff Shara. The tale is engaging right from the start and is hard to put down. I am so thankful that I have discovered this writer.
Linda Leanne M
Jul 22, 2010
This book was in very good condition and quick shipping. Thank you !!!
May 25, 2010
What a great book
It is like living there in the time it happened. Great writing.
May 13, 2010
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Should be required reading in school systems. One of the best accounts of life on the early American frontier that has ever been written. Easy to read and very informative of little know American hero.
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