Sixth in the successful "Narrative on America" series, this continues the tragic story of the taking of land from the Native Americans. Vividly recounting the battles of the Black Hawk War, two characters emerge--William Henry Harrison, and Chief Black Hawk himself.Sixth in the successful "Narrative on America" series, this continues the tragic story of the taking of land from the Native Americans. Vividly recounting the battles of the Black Hawk War, two characters emerge--William Henry Harrison, and Chief Black Hawk himself.Read Less
Fair. Size: wb36108; Book is well read but remains a good reading copy with all of the pages and binding intact. The spine has bends and the cover has wear from reading including rubbing and bends. May have writing or highlighting. Quick response.
Fair in Fair jacket. First Printing with correct number line to 1. Ex-library copy with dustjacket. Hardcovers rubbed at edges. Usual markings to endpapers etc., else interior clean, binding secure. Dustjacket has normal labels and stickers, in mylar cover that is glued to endpapers. A reading copy. Professional bookseller since 1998. Orders shipped daily in cardboard bookfolds.
Fair in Good dust jacket. 587 pp. Index. Ex-library copy with dustjacket. Brown cloth little rubbed at spine ends. Usual library marks to endpapers etc., front hinge cracked, else interior clean and sharp. Dustjacket has usual labels and stickers, in library mylar cover that is glued to endpapers. A good reading copy. Ex-Library. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Very good in very good dust jacket. tight copy, clean on inside, slight shelf wear to cover and DJ. Cloth over boards, sewn binding, gilt lettering on spine, 587 pgs., index. Audience: General/trade. Also available from this author: Signed first edition of "The Wilderness War". First edition of "Gateway to Empire". A Bantam edition (1st or 2nd? ) of "A Sorrow in our Heart".
Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 587 pp. Index. Brown cloth hardcovers are clean, minor shelfwear to spine ends. Interior clean, binding secure. Dustjacket rubbed and edgeworn with small tears and creases, not price-clipped. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Very Good in Very Good dust jack. 587 pp. Index. Brown cloth hardcovers are clean, minor shelfwear to spine ends. Interior clean, binding secure. Dustjacket gently edeworn with few small tears, nor price-clipped. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 587 pp. Index. Brown cloth hardcovers are clean and sharp, no wear. Interior clean, binding tight. Dustjacket bright and clean, not price-clipped, in new mylar cover. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Publishers Weekly, 1988-08-26 Reading Eckert is like listening to a master storyteller: he presents his material in vivid detail, using the novelist's technique to enhance dramatic events. Sixth in the author's Winning of America series, the book focuses on how the whites took North America from the Indians. Eckert chronicles the Black Hawk War of 1832, fought for possession of the rich farmland of the upper Mississippi Valley. Most of the action took place in Illinois and Wisconsin, where both the U.S. Army and local militias were involved in scattered skirmishes for four months. Gen. Winfield Scott was delayed because of an outbreak of cholera, but Col. Zachary Taylor and Lt. Jefferson Davis were present, as was Pvt. Abraham Lincoln of the Illinois militia. We meet the Sac leaders, Black Hawk and Keokuk (loyal to the U.S.), and the treacherous Winnebago chief, White Crow, who played both sides. Eckert has used primary sourcespersonal letters, military correspondence, tribal historiesfor a memorable excursion into a dark chapter of our history. In the final battle, at Bad Axe, 21 soldiers and 350 Indians were killed. Among previous volumes in this series are The Conqueror and The Wilderness War. (October)
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