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In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado

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Packed with adventure - from gold mining, to running the unexplored Colorado River rapids, to surviving a mountain winter with nothing but ingenuity, resourcefulness, and perseverance - this story follows Tom Wade as he goes West as a boy and returns as a man. Revealing the rugged character demanded of mountain men by their environment and times, this book describes the ch ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Applewood Books (first published 1895)
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Karen
Apr 17, 2011 Karen rated it did not like it
I quit reading about 2/3 of the way through. all they did and talked about was getting chased by Indians. no other real plot.
Rebecca
Mar 19, 2009 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: henty
This was an interesting and educational read, but not my favorite Henty. I did like the setting in Colorado a couple hundred years ago; Tom joins an uncle and together they strike a rich mine, outwit and escape hostile indians, navigate the Colorado river, make it back alive, and eventually live happily ever after on the proceeds of their mine. Not too much nobility of purpose although the characters were morally upright, as always in Henty's books.

For learning about the discovery and exploratio
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Riki
May 07, 2011 Riki rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book, though Henty is more than a little inconsistent on the issue of race. I was taken aback by the fact that he could create a narrative in which there was such a close bond between Straight Harry (a white) and Chief Leaping Horse (a "good" Indian), and simultaneously make offensively racist remarks about Indians who were considered "bad." The latter category consisted of individuals and tribes who chose not to cater to white interests.

Oh well, Henty died in 1902, and was very m
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carl hirschel
Nov 30, 2015 carl hirschel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An easy read about adventure

I really enjoyed the story. The pacing was on and it kept me interested. Just the thing you need before heading to bed for the night. Not your typical shooter up western but more of an overview of a grand adventure.
Linda
Nov 14, 2015 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked every part of this adventure except the scene in which the prospectors had to kill their horses and use their skins to make canoes. Except for that sadness it would have been a five-star book.
David Leavitt
Great book!
Mackenzie
Jun 20, 2015 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great adventure masterfully told

Absolutely loved this book, it was simple and almost wholesome in the freedom that was available back in the 1800s.
Cristina
Jan 21, 2014 Cristina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I Thought the book was okay but i did like it it had very interesting parts to it and it was fun to read
Amy Griffith
Sep 23, 2015 Amy Griffith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good adventure book with stories about mining for gold and fights with Indians. Wonderful book for boys.
Katherine Griessmann
Jun 15, 2014 Katherine Griessmann rated it really liked it
I wanted to go to Colorado after I read this book.
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George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks! A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did. Henty wrote ...more
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