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Blood and Treasure - by Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

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Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)

Weight: 1 Pounds

Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up

Number of Pages: 400

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Author: Bob Drury & Tom Clavin

Book theme: 19th Century

Language: English

Street Date: April 20, 2021
TCIN: 79863192
UPC: 9781250247131
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4181
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



"The explosive true saga of the legendary figure, Daniel Boone, and the bloody struggle for America's frontier ... It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's 'First Frontier' beyond the Appalachian Mountains engage in a never-ending series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, The French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world. This is the setting of Blood and Treasure and the guide to this epic narrative is none other than America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder Daniel Boone--not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women, white and Native American, who witnessed it. This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America's 'First Frontier' that places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice"--



Book Synopsis



The explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America's "First Frontier" beyond the Appalachian Mountains commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world.

This is the setting of Blood and Treasure, and the guide to this epic narrative is America's first and arguably greatest pathfinder, Daniel Boone--not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women, white and red, who witnessed it.

This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America's "First Frontier" that places the reader at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice.



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Praise for Blood and Treasure:

Clavin and Drury return with an enlightening biography of Daniel Boone set against the backdrop of 18th-century America's conflicts with England and Native tribes. [They] successfully separate fact from fiction while keeping the pages turning. History buffs will be entertained. --Publishers Weekly

Popular historians Drury and Clavin deliver a ripsnortin' tale of the early frontier and its first and most powerful legend. [Blood and Treasure] offers a vivid account of Boone's frontier years, one that may not be for the faint of heart. --Kirkus

Praise for the work of Drury and Clavin:

"A ripping yarn." --Laura Miller, Salon

"Vivid...Lively...A tale of lies, trickery, and brutal slaughter." --Christopher Corbett, The Wall Street Journal

"A page-turner...the narrative has a remarkable immediacy." --Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe

"Exquisitely told...remarkably detailed." --USA Today

Filled with an overabundance of details ... --Dallas Morning News

Drury and Clavin have now given us the fullest and most readable account ... against which all subsequent efforts must be measured. --Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Founding Brothers

The word 'epic' is overused these days. Not here. This is big, blazing history writ large. --S.C. Gwynne, author of Empire of the Summer Moon



About The Author



BOB DRURY and TOM CLAVIN are the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is, Lucky 666, Halsey's Typhoon, Last Men Out, and The Last Stand of Fox Company, which won the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award. They live in Manasquan, New Jersey, and Sag Harbor, New York, respectively
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