Author Sam Hossler makes history come alive! This fast-paced, easy-to-read historical novel replays actual events that took place in the mid 1700s in Western Pennsylvania where the Allegheny and Monogahela rivers converge to form the Ohio. This frontier area was seething with bloody tensions as Native Americans, early pioneers, British and French agents, and trappers were engaged in a hostile battle for the land.
Hossler wrote the book after a lifetime interest in the outdoors and years of historical research. He uses dates, battles, locations, and characters from Pennsylvania's past to create a book that literally races along. Frontier at Three Rivers focuses on one small slice of history, in two segments that take place ten years apart. This fictionalized account is historically accurate, describing the bribery, deception, stealing, and political intrigue of the time as well as the atrocities and bloody battles between the warring factions.
Listeners will learn about this time in American history while feeling the unshakable pioneer spirit of the early settlers and the fierce pride of the Native Americans upon whose land this story unfolds. Frontier at Three Rivers combines two previously published books: The Summer of 1763 and The Great Land Grab.
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