HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Wilderness Empire by Allan W. Eckert
Loading...
MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
193261,059 (3.92)2
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
Mr. Eckert id an excellent practitioner of history. His deliberate choice, as outlined in his introduction, to let the personages speak for themselves so far as possible makes his massive achievement in American history very accessible. It is certainly better than Zane Grey's fictions of this period, and of course vastly preferable to James Fenimore cooper. Eckert's rival in this area is Parkman, but since his books in paperback have had a good deal of exposure, I'm sure that those readers who thought they were getting a novel, but stayed to see how the reality worked out, had the wonderful time that I did.
This book follows the fortunes of the Iroquois, and the Irish immigrant, Sir William Johnson. I did into this book often.
I prefer Eckert's use of the term "Narrative" to that of Shelby Foote in his pro-CSA trilogy. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 23, 2014 |
Fantastic account of the American frontier from 1715 thru the French & Indian War period. The author uses primary sources to fill in a narrative style that makes this book read like a novel.

All sides in the conflict had equal time, from military men on both sides, colonists, traders, and especially the native americans who seldom recieve fair treatment in histories. ( )
  SgtBrown | Oct 3, 2008 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
True and lasting friendship is always a rare commodity, a great blessing, a priceless gift. For the unquestioning and unwavering friendship he has given to me, this book is dedicated with sincere warmth, appreciation and affection to Homer S. Rhode
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553264885, Paperback)

Whipped to a frenzy by the French, the Iroquois  were cutting a swath of desolation from New York to  Virginia. Terrified settlers banded together, no  match for the Indians' cunning. Cabins were  burned, entire families massacred, victims scalped,  captives tortured. Yet, in the end, the Iroquois  would pay the highest price.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:03 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 avail.
25 wanted

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.92)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 7
3.5 1
4 8
4.5 3
5 6

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,693,356 books! | Top bar: Always visible