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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Zesch Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by Indians. He thrived in the Comanches’ rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe’s fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

Then Scott Zesch stumbled upon his great-great-great-uncle’s grave. Determined to understand how such a “good boy” could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch traveled across the West, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences.

With a historian’s rigor and a novelist’s eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier and offers one of the few nonfiction accounts of captivity.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stunningly written…Golden-voiced Grover Gardner charges his rich baritone with the thrill of discovery.”

    AudioFile

  • “A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history—and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  •  “A fascinating, meticulously documented chronicle of the often painful confrontations between whites and Indians during the final years of Indian Territory.”

    Booklist

  • “Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lovers of history will enjoy this slice of America intertwined with the author’s own family story.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by jen8998 | 2/6/2014

    " Very sad and tragic portrayal of early Texas history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becky | 1/8/2014

    " This was a very interesting book. A bit grisly in places but good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicholas St laurent | 11/22/2013

    " Very well written, I flew through this book, it was interesting to visualize the last few white Indians as the 1900's came rushing in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andy Anderson | 11/17/2013

    " Fascinating book about children abducted by Indians in 1860-1870 in Texas "

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