Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier

Written by:
Tom Clavin , Bob Drury
Narrated by:
George Newbern

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2021
11 hours 23 minutes
The explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America's frontier by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power--Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

It is the mid-eighteenth century, and in the 13 colonies founded by Great Britain, anxious colonists desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier” beyond the Appalachian Mountains commence a series of bloody battles. These violent conflicts are waged against the Native American tribes whose lands they covet, the French, and finally against the mother country itself in an American Revolution destined to reverberate around the world.

This is the setting of Blood and Treasure, and the guide to this epic narrative is America’s first and arguably greatest pathfinder, Daniel Boone—not the coonskin cap-wearing caricature of popular culture but the flesh-and-blood frontiersman and Revolutionary War hero whose explorations into the forested frontier beyond the great mountains would become the stuff of legend. Now, thanks to painstaking research by two award-winning authors, the story of the brutal birth of the United States is told through the eyes of both the ordinary and larger-than-life men and women, white and red, who witnessed it.

This fast-paced and fiery narrative, fueled by contemporary diaries and journals, newspaper reports, and eyewitness accounts, is a stirring chronicle of the conflict over America’s “First Frontier” that places the listener at the center of this remarkable epoch and its gripping tales of courage and sacrifice.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

“Bob Drury and Tom Clavin together have given us a half-dozen elegantly written narratives of exhilarating episodes in American history. [Blood and Treasure] may be the authors’ finest work to date. Redolent of time and place, a raw and rugged tale.” -- Wall Street Journal
Profile Avatar

terrific book, well researched, written at a good pace. i highly recommend it.

Profile Avatar
Josh S.

Tragic, exciting and awe inspiring. What amazing people in an amazing time. A great listen if you need to reignite your spark for wanderlust, or just need a reminder of how good we have it today. Kick back, relax, crank the volume up in your Prius and take a trip to the 18th century frontier and be thankful you didn’t have to hide from a Shawnee war party today, or that your children didn’t get eaten by wolves.

Profile Avatar

I enjoyed this book and the narrator

1 book added to cart
View Cart