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I would have to say that this book is one of the best, if not THE best book that I have ever read. I am an 8th grade teacher and I use this book in my classes and try to make the name Simon Kenton, who is the main character, come to life for my students. It's a shame that he is usually only mentioned briefly in most text books. He was a greater frontiersman than Daniel Boone. For us that live in the Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana areas, this book is must reading. The historic sites in The Frontiersmen are within a few hours drive. This helps make history come alive.
The review of this Book prepared by Ned Hostetler








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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   18th century History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General History of a journey/colonization?    -   Yes Kind of journey?    -   foot travel

Subjects of this Historical Account

Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   American Indian Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   simple laborers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   8 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   9 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   3 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes Minor characters feature lots of:    -   military    -   Indians Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   10 ()

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