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Wilderness: The True Story of Simon Girty, Renegade

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Graphic biography of Simon Girty.
Paperback, 155 pages
Published 1999 by Avalon Creative Group (first published July 1990)
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It is strangely appropriate that the single most accurate modern telling of the history of the renegade Simon Girty is in the form of a graphic novel. Throughout the 19th century, when Girty was a standard part of American folklore, his legend was more myth than history, so it is an amusing ironic turn that a historically accurate retelling of Girty's tale should take a form usually reserved to fiction and legends.

Girty's tale is intimately entangled with the nearly seventy year long warfare of...more
This graphic biography of Simon Girty, a person of great importance as regards the European consumption of what we know as North America, specifically the Great Lakes region, is very well researched and objectively produced. The period of history represented within these pages is, in my view, probably the most important to the overall manifestation of America and spread of European colonialization of the western hemisphere in general. It is during this time that the interactions between Indians...more
Loved Truman's biography of a little known part of american lore.
Truman's attention to detail, both in his research and his attention to details such as the clothing, the weaponry and the customs, are a reason this is truly a Graphic Novel deserving of the term.
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Timothy Truman is an American writer, artist and musician. He is best known for his stories and Wild West-style comic book art, and in particular, for his work on Grimjack (with John Ostrander), Scout, and the reinvention of Jonah Hex, with Joe R. Lansdale. Truman is currently writing Conan and is an instructor at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

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