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Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier Hardcover – 20 April 2021

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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

"Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, challenge conventional wisdom about an American origin story and, in the process, weave a tale fit for the big screen." --Washington Free Beacon

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

BOB DRURY, the recipient of several national journalism awards, is a three-time National Magazine Award finalist as well as a Pulitzer Prize nominee. Drury honed his investigative skills writing for all four New York City newspapers as well as a variety of national publications. His journalism career has arced from sports to crime to adventure travel to foreign correspondence. He is also the author, co-author, or editor of ten non-fiction books, including Valley Forge and Lucky 666.

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.

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  • 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
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