Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Taking of Jemima Boone : Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped a Nation by Matthew Pearl


This is a historical tale about Daniel Boone's daughter and the various views of all the people involved.

Harper and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on October 5th.

Jemima was no shrinking violet.  She loved her father and knew he would come to rescue her. She fit in the best she could with the Indians so they didn't bother her.

Her father did rescue her.  He did a lot of other things, too.  What surprised me was how many men didn't like Daniel.  He was brave but sometimes he didn't think things through long enough.  Most everything worked out but it wasn't only the Indians and British that didn't like him. 

I found this story to be eye opening and I felt bad for Daniel.  He made a lot of sacrifices and no one cared.  He even got accused of Treason.

If you like history you'll enjoy this read.  And you'll learn some things about Daniel you might not have known.

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