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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE OHIO RIVER TRILOGY: Betty Zane + The Spirit of the Border + The Last Trail (Western Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Betty Zane" is a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark (1765-1823), a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. The This carefully crafted ebook: "THE OHIO RIVER TRILOGY: Betty Zane + The Spirit of the Border + The Last Trail (Western Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Betty Zane" is a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark (1765-1823), a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. The author Zane Grey is her great-grandnephew. "Spirit of the Border" is a historical novel based on events occurring in the Ohio River Valley in the late eighteenth century. It features the exploits of Lewis Wetzel, a historical personage who had dedicated his life to the destruction of Native Americans and to the protection of nascent white settlements in that region. The story deals with the attempt by Moravian Church missionaries to Christianize Indians and how two brothers' lives take different paths upon their arrival on the border. A highly romanticized account, the novel is the second in a trilogy, the first of which is Betty Zane, Grey's first published work, and "The Last Trail", which focuses on the life of Jonathan Zane, Grey's ancestor. Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West; his books and stories were adapted into other media, such as film and TV productions. He was the author of more than 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border The Last Trail


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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE OHIO RIVER TRILOGY: Betty Zane + The Spirit of the Border + The Last Trail (Western Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Betty Zane" is a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark (1765-1823), a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. The This carefully crafted ebook: "THE OHIO RIVER TRILOGY: Betty Zane + The Spirit of the Border + The Last Trail (Western Classics Series)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. "Betty Zane" is a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark (1765-1823), a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier. The author Zane Grey is her great-grandnephew. "Spirit of the Border" is a historical novel based on events occurring in the Ohio River Valley in the late eighteenth century. It features the exploits of Lewis Wetzel, a historical personage who had dedicated his life to the destruction of Native Americans and to the protection of nascent white settlements in that region. The story deals with the attempt by Moravian Church missionaries to Christianize Indians and how two brothers' lives take different paths upon their arrival on the border. A highly romanticized account, the novel is the second in a trilogy, the first of which is Betty Zane, Grey's first published work, and "The Last Trail", which focuses on the life of Jonathan Zane, Grey's ancestor. Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West; his books and stories were adapted into other media, such as film and TV productions. He was the author of more than 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border The Last Trail

30 review for THE OHIO RIVER TRILOGY: Betty Zane + The Spirit of the Border + The Last Trail (Western Classics Series): Historical Novels

  1. 5 out of 5

    RJ

    Betty Zane – What an amazing story! The romance of Myira and Issac brought a smile to my face and in some instances, a lump in my throat. On the other hand, Betty Zane was a contradiction to me. At times she made me angry, thinking she was nothing but a spoiled brat. At other times, her compassion, courageousness, and confidence make me like her and believe she would be a treasure for any man of the time. What an exciting and tumultuous time! I close my eyes and listen as J. Rodney Turner descri Betty Zane – What an amazing story! The romance of Myira and Issac brought a smile to my face and in some instances, a lump in my throat. On the other hand, Betty Zane was a contradiction to me. At times she made me angry, thinking she was nothing but a spoiled brat. At other times, her compassion, courageousness, and confidence make me like her and believe she would be a treasure for any man of the time. What an exciting and tumultuous time! I close my eyes and listen as J. Rodney Turner describes the beautiful wilderness and the people who tamed and settled it. As hard as that life must have been, I wish I had lived during that time. What a wild and wonderful experience it would have been. The times that tried men’s souls. The Spirit of the Border – Prepare for a thrilling and gritty tale of Lewis Wetzel, legendary frontier scout and Indian fighter, called “Le Vent de la Mort”, which, translated from French is “Deathwind”, by the Wyandot (Huron) Indians. Some sources state his private war with the Indians took place between 1777-1788. Of the many wilderness locations involved is Fort Henry just off the Ohio River in what is now Wheeling, West Virginia. Later, Wetzel moved to the Marietta, Ohio area in 1789. Much of the story is historically accurate, the Siege of Fort Henry in 1782 in particular. The story includes other pioneer families such as the Zane’s, who according to Grey commanded Fort Henry. It’s a great tale, with much action and excitement. The woodcraft and skills described of Wetzel are extraordinary, although some of his actual exploits and later err…accomplishments are quite controversial. Records indicate Wetzel died in 1808 in Natchez, Mississippi. The Last Trail (prior review posted)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Keith

    This the first time I've read all three books in the frontier trilogy. I read "Betty Zane" back in college when I was taking a course on Ohio history. I didn't realize all three books were all essentially romance stories - much more so than other works I've read by Zane Grey. My parents were huge Zane Grey fans, and owned the complete hardback red and gold collection of his work. The faded lettering on the spine tell which books were favorites. My sisters all loved the frontier trilogy, and now This the first time I've read all three books in the frontier trilogy. I read "Betty Zane" back in college when I was taking a course on Ohio history. I didn't realize all three books were all essentially romance stories - much more so than other works I've read by Zane Grey. My parents were huge Zane Grey fans, and owned the complete hardback red and gold collection of his work. The faded lettering on the spine tell which books were favorites. My sisters all loved the frontier trilogy, and now I know why. I found the stories interesting, but I thought he played a little fast and loose with some of the historical aspects of his stories. All-in-all, a good read though.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Barb Valentine

    Informative look at the Ohio pioneer life Danger from Indian tribes and disturbing characters who mostly want to abduct women. The story plods along but the characters are trying to adapt to a new environment.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lydia

    Recently, my mother and I have been on a quest to find easy, entertaining fiction reads for my grandfather. He has blossomed into a reader late in life, and it is important for us to find titles that will be familiar to him in genre and setting. It just so happens that one of his favorite TV shows was Gun Smoke and he has been a lifelong fan of the classic Western. Enter, author Zane Grey. I have only read one of his books (the first in the Frontier Trilogy - Betty Zane), but from what I have re Recently, my mother and I have been on a quest to find easy, entertaining fiction reads for my grandfather. He has blossomed into a reader late in life, and it is important for us to find titles that will be familiar to him in genre and setting. It just so happens that one of his favorite TV shows was Gun Smoke and he has been a lifelong fan of the classic Western. Enter, author Zane Grey. I have only read one of his books (the first in the Frontier Trilogy - Betty Zane), but from what I have read about the author, he seems to be a perfect fit. Betty Zane was an quick, fun read. Due the setting and era the book was written, it is not politically correct. the pioneers are good, the Native Americans are - for the most part - the enemy, and men and women know their place well. But perhaps that is what is so appealing: it is a glamorized, romanticized portrayal of the American frontier and the brave pioneers who explored and settled it. The novel reads like a good Western: a pretty maid, strong men, adventures and romance. A fluent reader could get through the entire book in a day or so...but that, too, is also the point. This title would be a great distraction while flying on a plane or sitting in a waiting room. Not a lot of thought, but a lot of adventure and a historical setting that will be fun to imagine. I am told that Zane Grey's most famous book is Riders of the Purple Sage which, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riders_o...), helped lay the groundwork for the formula of the popular Westerns we know and love today. I will have to give that one a try, as well.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    I just read Bette Zane. I liked it very much.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Patricia A Spring

    Western romance Beautiful old fashioned lyrical writing. Loved when I was seventeen, like a bit less in my late sixties but still worth reading. Some of the attitudes dated. Like the attitude that recognizes the native Indians were cheated, lied to and betrayed. Dislike having them called savages because they fought to keep their land and way of life.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    My grandfather loved zane grey. I read these many years ago.

  8. 4 out of 5

    LeeAnn Asay

    I absolutely loved this series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Houston Fields

    A mixture of romance and factual happenings on the Ohio Valley Frontier in the 1700's. Lewis Wetzel and Jonathan Zane devote their lives to protect the settlers. A mixture of romance and factual happenings on the Ohio Valley Frontier in the 1700's. Lewis Wetzel and Jonathan Zane devote their lives to protect the settlers.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Johnny Bennett

    I liked this trilogy. The characters a fantastic. The writing is decent. It irritated me mildly that major events in the first book are sideline comments in the next two.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rob

    Had never read any Zane Grey, but living in Ohio close to the area where this trio of novels is set made the stories very interesting. Will probably read some more of his work in the future.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    I bought this when I found out there were more books other than Betty Zane. Really enjoyed these too - although Betty Zane is still my favorite.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alan

    Wonderful. All three are great stories. Zane Grey's Lewis Wetzel is a great frontier hero (although the real life Wetzel was apparently somewhat disreputable). Wonderful. All three are great stories. Zane Grey's Lewis Wetzel is a great frontier hero (although the real life Wetzel was apparently somewhat disreputable).

  14. 4 out of 5

    Betty Wicks

  15. 4 out of 5

    And

  16. 5 out of 5

    Will Ferrick

  17. 4 out of 5

    Claudia

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jason

  19. 4 out of 5

    Georgie Mcateer

  20. 5 out of 5

    doreen currey

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jo Melder

  22. 4 out of 5

    CARL

  23. 5 out of 5

    Megan Riddle

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kay Randall

  25. 4 out of 5

    Siobhan

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kiti

  27. 4 out of 5

    Johnny Graham

  28. 5 out of 5

    Irene

  29. 4 out of 5

    pauline harris

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tim Abner

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