Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier Hardcover – 20 April 2021
Praise for Blood and Treasure:
"Bob Drury and Tom Clavin together have given us a half-dozen elegantly written narratives of exhilarating episodes in American history. [Blood and Treasure] may be the authors' finest work to date. Redolent of time and place, a raw and rugged tale." --Wall Street Journal
For anyone who loves the adventurous side of American history, "Blood and Treasure" is a gem. It's full of action, thorough and wide. Seek out this treasure and you won't be disappointed. --Terri Schlichenmeyer for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle
Clavin and Drury return with an enlightening biography of Daniel Boone set against the backdrop of 18th-century America's conflicts with England and Native tribes. [They] successfully separate fact from fiction while keeping the pages turning. History buffs will be entertained. --Publishers Weekly Popular historians Drury and Clavin deliver a ripsnortin' tale of the early frontier and its first and most powerful legend. [Blood and Treasure] offers a vivid account of Boone's frontier years, one that may not be for the faint of heart. --Kirkus Praise for the work of Drury and Clavin: "A ripping yarn." --Laura Miller, Salon "Vivid...Lively...A tale of lies, trickery, and brutal slaughter." --Christopher Corbett, The Wall Street Journal "A page-turner...the narrative has a remarkable immediacy." --Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe "Exquisitely told...remarkably detailed." --USA Today Filled with an overabundance of details ... --Dallas Morning News Drury and Clavin have now given us the fullest and most readable account ... against which all subsequent efforts must be measured. --Joseph J. Ellis, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Founding Brothers The word 'epic' is overused these days. Not here. This is big, blazing history writ large. --S.C. Gwynne, author of Empire of the Summer Moon
About the Author
TOM CLAVIN is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and has worked as a newspaper editor, magazine writer, TV and radio commentator, and a reporter for The New York Times. He has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and National Newspaper Association. His books include the bestselling Frontier Lawmen trilogy--Wild Bill, Dodge City, and Tombstone--and Blood and Treasure with Bob Drury. He lives in Sag Harbor, NY.
- Publisher : St. Martin's Press (20 April 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1250247136
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250247131
- Dimensions : 16.87 x 3.45 x 24.16 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 180,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It seems the authors did go out of their way to make frequent use of a thesaurus and I found myself referencing a dictionary for words not often used. I learned some new words so that was fun.
It was evident that the authors had great sympathy for indigenous groups in North America, who doesn’t. However, sometimes the choice of words like ‘infestation’ to describe settlers seemed dehumanizing and made things seem a little too simplistic. Other portions of the book seemed like the authors were trying hard to be objective.
I've got European and Native American blood in me and to me, people are people. In reality, I’ve found that people are much the same throughout time and cultures. People have made and are still making the same mistake over and over by generalizing whole people groups.
Overall, I enjoyed the read and combined its contents with facts and stories from other books I’ve read on this time period.