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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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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.
Great adventure masterfully told

Absolutely loved this book, it was simple and almost wholesome in the freedom that was available back in the 1800s.
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
Katherine Griessmann
I wanted to go to Colorado after I read this book.
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
I Thought the book was okay but i did like it it had very interesting parts to it and it was fun to read
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Great 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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