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The second volume in The Tennessee Frontier Trilogy, The Border Men is an adventure saga set in the period from 1778 to 1783. The battle at King's Mountain is the prominent historical context of the novel.
Owen Killiffer is driven by the need for revenge on the mad Englishman who carried off his sister and killed most of his family. He also has struggles resolving the conflict with his father. In the meantime, old familiar characters are back with joys and problems of their own.
This historical fiction novel traces the life of David (Davy) Crockett from his early poverty-stricken life in the Tennessee Territory to his death defending the Alamo. In between are a strained relationship with his father, a cattle drive, an aborted attempt to become a sailor, two marriages, war with the Creeks, his tenure as Congressman, and various scrapes brought about by his friendship with Persius Tarr, and other events.
The first volume in The Tennessee Frontier Trilogy, The Overmountain Men traces the settlement of the Tennessee frontier in pre-Revolutionary War America. A fascinating story and an inspiring record of the courage of the colonists.
FROM THE BACK COVER: Western reporter Brady Kenton has made his living with the power of his pen capturing the conflicts and the courage of the American frontier. But there's one story that has always eluded Kenton; the truth behind his wife's purported death in a fiery train crash. Victoria Kenton's body was never found Now, a nervous young Englishwoman has shown up in Leadville, telling Kenton's sidekick, Alex Gunnison, that she is the reporter's long lost daughter and that she knows Victoria's fate. But before Gunnison can bring the girl to Kenton, a Texas man hunter warns him away, calling the woman an insane killer who is spreading lies across the frontier. In a land where fact is stranger than fiction, Brady Kenton is going to have to take a chance. He is sure that the truth is close at hand. And so is a killer, or two.
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