Simon Girty

  • by Edward Butts
  • Narrated by Jones Allen
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

During the American Revolution and the border conflicts that followed, Simon Girty's name struck terror into the hearts of U.S. settlers in the Ohio Valley and the territory of Kentucky. Girty (1741-1818) had lived with the Natives most of his life. Scorned by his fellow white frontiersmen as an "Indian lover," Girty became an Indian agent for the British. He accompanied Native raids against Americans, spied deep into enemy territory, and was influential in convincing the tribes to fight for the British.
The Americans declared Girty an outlaw. In U.S. history books he is a villain even worse than Benedict Arnold. Yet in Canada, Girty is regarded as a Loyalist hero, and a historic plaque marks the site of his homestead on the Ontario side of the Detroit River.
In Native history, Girty stands out as one of the few white men who championed their cause against American expansion. But was he truly the "White Savage" of legend, or a hero whose story was twisted by his foes?

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very well done

the best I have read dealing with Simon Girty so I would like to have had more in-depth information
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- Richard

Loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It painted a very different picture than I expected. It is always good to see from both sides.


What did you like best about this story?

The narrative was very interesting and well orated.


What about Jones Allen’s performance did you like?

Great job!


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very sobering to hear the way things some times get relayed to other not within the situation.


Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this to anyone with interest into the French and Indian War and Revolutionary time period.

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- Brandon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios