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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zane Grey Narrator: Robert Morri Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ohio River Trilogy Release Date:
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The American frontier in the 1700s produced some men of utter ruthlessness, and Jim Girty was one of the worst. Living among the Delaware Indians in the Ohio Valley, Girty and his brothers incited acts of savagery and war against the white settlers.

One of Jim Girty’s targets was the Village of Peace, a settlement of Christian Indians who had been converted by Moravian missionaries. Girty and his ruffians, playing on the fear and hostility of surrounding tribes, incited them to gather at the village, where they threw the ominous war club on the ground.

Lewis Wetzel, a lonely, taciturn hunter whose family had been the victim of Delaware atrocities, swore revenge on Girty. The intrepid Wetzel, called “Deathwind” by the Delawares, had saved Fort Henry from Indian attack, but was he any match for the odious Girty?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ken | 10/29/2013

    " I thought this would be a simple teenage-level Western, but it was a much deeper story. A lot of bloodshed, a lot of characters died that you really felt bad about. It was a really sad book; I didn't expect that. But it was based on some true events after all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lee Scoresby | 3/17/2013

    " Terrific story, but yikes, misogyny at its best. Good, good Wetzel for killing Indians (unless they're Christians) - bad bad Indians for killing Wetzel and the nice Christian Indians. Nice character assassination of Simon Girty too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Torjohnson | 2/20/2013

    " Continuing the bloody Wetzel/Zane saga.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 10/5/2012

    " Only my second Zane Grey book. Like the last one I read, it's a fun piece of pulp fiction. I'm surprised how much some of it reminds me of Robert E. Howard's stories of Conan the Barbarian. "

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