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The distance is only a day's walk for an active man, but I started late, and purposed to sleep the night at a cousin's house by Kirknewton. Often in bright summer days I had travelled the road, when the moors lay yellow in the sun and larks made a cheerful chorus. In such weather it is a pleasant road, with long prospects to cheer the traveller, and kindly ale-houses to re ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published March 24th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 1915)
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Cathy
It was chance that made me select Salute to Adventurers as my Buchan of the Month book to follow Prester John, which I read and reviewed last month. Once I started reading it, I began to appreciate the similarities between the two novels although Salute to Adventurers is more than merely Prester John transposed from South Africa to the American state of Virginia.

However, like Prester John, Salute to Adventurers is an adventure story featuring a young hero, Andrew Garvald, who travels from his na
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K.
Jan 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New note:

Totally forgot to add that one of the funniest things my husband and I noticed about this book is that Louis L'Amour totally ripped it off for his Sackett series, whether he meant to or not. Wow, even some of the same descriptions and word usages.
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Another totally awesome Buchan book. In fact, the husband and I were vying for it all week.

This was a little different for Buchan as the story begins in Scotland in the late 1600's and ends in "Virginia." So we had the heath and the moor
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Mark
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of Buchan's early books.... But the pace of the novel moved swiftly enough that I could easily imagine it as a movie unfolding scene by scene. A Critique of Buchan is that his spy novels become formulaic. This is neither. This is a novel that captures the grand adventure of being an early American settler! ...more
Sarah
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How can you go wrong with such an intro?-
"I tell of old Virginian ways;
And who more fit my tale to scan
Than you, who knew in far-off days
The eager horse of Sheridan;
Who saw the sullen meads of fate,
The tattered scrub, the blood-drenched sod,
Where Lee, the greatest of the great,
Bent to the storm of God?"
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Victoria Jackson
Full of action, very competent. Scottish trader goes to Virginia to improve business, but makes enemies of old families. Because of contacts in Scotland he goes into Indian country. Escapades, fights, acts of bravery.
Laura
Free download available at Project Gutenberg. ...more
Mellie
Sep 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: espionage enthusiasts
This is not a Hannay book, but it's one of my favorite Buchan books! It's set in the 1700s in New England (or thereabouts). ...more
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Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
A ripping yarn.
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Wholly Adventure. Interesting. Good American History. Lovely Romance to it.
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John Buchan (1st Baron Tweedsmuir) was a Scottish novelist and public servant who combined a successful career as an author of thrillers, historical novels, histories and biographies with a parallel career in public life. At the time of his death he was Governor-General of Canada.

Buchan was educated at Glasgow and Oxford Universities. After a brief career in law he went to South Africa in 1902 wh
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