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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"Who in the west has not heard of Wetzel, the daring borderer...the Boone of North-Western Virginia." --Wills de Hass, 1851 Lewis Wetzel came of age near the end of the Revolutionary War and was an important participant in the twenty-year war between the woodland Indian Nations and the settlers of western Pennsylvania, western Virginia, and Kentucky. The novel, although cl ...more
Paperback, 946 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Tate Publishing & Enterprises
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Martin Marais
I did not finish this novel - read HERE to find out why.
Carol
Aug 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: history buffs who aren't interested in story
I tried, I really did, but this was less a work of fiction than a dreary accounting of facts and opinions that goes on for more than 800 pages and I just couldn't get past the first 200. I feel bad about saying this because, for the author, this was apparently a labor of love. If I had been his editor (and, again, I'm not sure what an editor does), I would cut great swaths of the narrative out and focus on certain aspects of the story to bring it to life. Because, for me, this is a mostly dead s ...more
Alexszollo
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have always had a certain fascination with the hardy, tough-as-nails men of days long gone by in America who are known as frontiersmen. These people exude a certain type of self-confidence and utter bravery that is hardly found nowadays. Stories of figures such as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone were somewhat familiar to me from various Internet sources that I have used ever since my childhood awe of Westerns returned with a „vengeance”, so to speak.

Recently, through an epic novel written by au
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India Wilson
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Has the ring of truth (from the white settler point of view). Very interesting and an easy read. As it is not politically correct in today's climate I expect it will not garner much interest.
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Richard Fleming has degrees from Northwest Missouri State and Florida State University, including a doctorate in mathematics. After forty-two years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri, the University of Memphis, and Central Michigan University, he retired and began to indulge a lifelong love of history. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, with his wife, Diane.
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