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Robbery under Arms A Story of Life and Adventure in the Bush and in the Australian Goldfields By Rolf Boldrewood
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Thomas Alexander Browne (6 August 1826 – 11 March 1915) was... More > an author, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood. He is best known for his novel Robbery Under Arms.Browne was born in London, the eldest child of Captain Sylvester John Brown, a shipmaster formerly of the East India Company, and his wife Elizabeth Angell, née Alexander. His mother was his "earliest admirer and most indulgent critic. .. to whom is chiefly due whatever meed of praise my readers may hereafter vouchsafe" (Dedication Old Melbourne Memories). (Thomas added the 'e' to his surname in the 1860s). After his father's barque Proteus had delivered a cargo of convicts in Hobart, the family settled in Sydney in 1831. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Alexander_Browne< Less
The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie: Adventures of a Young Man in the American Southwest and California in the 1830s By James Ohio Pattie
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James O. Pattie wrote this historic autobiography to tell tales of his life in the Old West with a group of settlers as they traversed the North American frontier in the early 19th century. Pattie... More > was a headstrong young man and archetypal pioneer facing many dangers inherent to such life. He would traverse the great Western plains, encounter Native Americans who were variously friendly, neutral or hostile, set up a successful sawmill business, and experience all the adventures and adversity peculiar to his era. Rather than be split into chapters or otherwise, Pattie's recollections are told in one lengthy story. However, this edition contains an introduction from the editor, who personally summarizes and notes the major factors which shaped the author's life. Unusually for men on the frontier, Pattie expresses devotion and worry for members of his family - the death of his father and mother are a source of emotional outpouring, as the young Mr. Pattie seeks to honor both.< Less
The Personal Narrative of James O. Pattie: Adventures of a Young Man in the American Southwest and California in the 1830s (Hardcover) By James Ohio Pattie
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James O. Pattie wrote this historic autobiography to tell tales of his life in the Old West with a group of settlers as they traversed the North American frontier in the early 19th century. Pattie... More > was a headstrong young man and archetypal pioneer facing many dangers inherent to such life. He would traverse the great Western plains, encounter Native Americans who were variously friendly, neutral or hostile, set up a successful sawmill business, and experience all the adventures and adversity peculiar to his era. Rather than be split into chapters or otherwise, Pattie's recollections are told in one lengthy story. However, this edition contains an introduction from the editor, who personally summarizes and notes tha major factors which shaped the author's life. Unusually for men on the frontier, Pattie expresses devotion and worry for members of his family - the death of his father and mother are a source of emotional outpouring, as the young Mr. Pattie seeks to honor both.< Less
A Tramp Across the Continent: An Adventurer, Journalist and Activist for Native American Rights and Nature’s Preservation Journeys Across North America (Hardcover) By Charles F. Lummis
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Charles F. Lummis tells of an America long departed, when the western and southern frontiers were wilderness, nature untrammeled and settlers rugged in the face of unforgiving conditions. Written as... More > a retrospective of the adventurer's youth, A Tramp Across the Continent, through its varied events and encounters, transports the reader to an era lost to time. The tale begins in 1884, when the author - disgruntled and unhappy with the tedium of everyday life - sets off from Ohio with the intention of reaching California on foot. His trek, spanning some 3,500 miles and 144 days, is filled with joy, pain and lessons aplenty. The author traverses several of North America's most distinctive landscapes; the bare Midwestern plains, the rugged Rocky Mountains, the deserts of Arizona, and finally the valleys and hills of California. It is the people however which make the journey of Lummis so unique; he is accosted by outlaws multiple times, but evades robbery with a combination of bravado and his trusty revolver.< Less
A Tramp Across the Continent: An Adventurer, Journalist and Activist for Native American Rights and Nature’s Preservation Journeys Across North America By Charles F. Lummis
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Charles F. Lummis tells of an America long departed, when the western and southern frontiers were wilderness, nature untrammeled and settlers rugged in the face of unforgiving conditions. Written as... More > a retrospective of the adventurer's youth, A Tramp Across the Continent, through its varied events and encounters, transports the reader to an era lost to time. The tale begins in 1884, when the author - disgruntled and unhappy with the tedium of everyday life - sets off from Ohio with the intention of reaching California on foot. His trek, spanning some 3,500 miles and 144 days, is filled with joy, pain and lessons aplenty. The author traverses several of North America's most distinctive landscapes; the bare Midwestern plains, the rugged Rocky Mountains, the deserts of Arizona, and finally the valleys and hills of California. It is the people however which make the journey of Lummis so unique; he is accosted by outlaws multiple times, but evades robbery with a combination of bravado and his trusty revolver.< Less
Remembering Edward By Katherine Byrd Dyer
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Edward and Elizabeth are young and in love; but their plans are not to be. She is thrust into a strange new world that requires all the Faith and dignity she possesses. Years thereafter, Edward's... More > little brother David and his friend Jimmy begin a journey west, searching for Elizabeth. On the way they discover themselves. The story is a 'feel good," satisfying adventure.< Less
The Deerslayer By James Fenimore Cooper
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1841 The last of the Leatherstocking tales to be written it is a prequel to the series. In the 1740s New York State was starting to be settled and civilization was advancing however there was still... More > enough wilderness for frontiersman. Natty Bumppo is called Deerslayer and is trying to make his way as a frontiersman among a collection of settlers and indians. His adventures include fighting with indians, ransoming other frontiersmen, defending women, and dealing with his own capture by the indians.< Less
Do You Think It's Gonna Rain By John Doskocil
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This is a tale of a loving family facing various problems on a daily basis as they try to reach California in the 1800s. Their final destination is not what they had planned, but they learn to cope... More > with a variety of tribulations and unexpected events as they survive a new frontier and make new friends along the way.< Less
The Story of John J. Corbin By John Corbin et al.
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Told from his perspective, The Story of John J. Corbin relates the adventures experienced by John Corbin as he took part in the settlement of the Western United States. Corbin served as an Indian... More > Scout in the Army. While not always politically correct by today's standards, The Story of John J. Corbin describes the experiences of the man in the vernacular of the day in a manner which allows the reader to imagine they are listening to the man himself speak.< Less
MEET DESI By Deborah Blyden
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Children of the far north find fun ways to entertain themselves in this region called the last of the great American frontiers. Their adventures are both similar and unique to those experienced by... More > children in the lower 48 states and Hawaii. Yes, they also swim outdoors in the Summer. And, no, they do not live in the dark for 6 months out of the year. Desi's story will set the record straight!< Less

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