Historical Fiction is the way to teach history, Terry C Johnston is the best. I have read this series over the years maybe 5 times, each time feels like the first. If you love stories of the history of America or just love westerns/early days in the west you must read the story of Titus Bass, mountain man. Terry describes how they dressed, talked, lived and worked each day in vivid detail. The detail of the scenery makes you feel right there. (Terry has walked the land he writes about). What else can I say, if you love historical fiction read about Titus Bass or pick up any Terry C Johnston book and enjoy.