Not your traditional piece of historical fiction
Nominated for seven Pulitzer Prizes in literature, Allan W. Eckert brings us the little-known true story of Daniel Boone's court martial in Kentucky during the American Revolution.
The bare facts are that Boone and a great portion of the fighting men from Boonesborough were captured by Shawnee raiders who took all of them back into modern day Ohio and eventually some were taken to Detroit to meet with the British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton, known as the "Hair Buyer" for his policy of buying scalps of settlers.
Boone behaved so strangely during this entire episode that when he finally escaped the Shawnee he was brought up on charges and court martialed.
|Daniel Boone (1734-1820)|
An enjoyable piece of historical fiction. I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: The Court-martial of Daniel Boone.
Reviewed on January 28, 2011.