WESTWARD THE RIVER by Dale Van Every
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WESTWARD THE RIVER

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An aristocrat into an American, and a selfish pioneer into a patriot, this is story of Sarah, American born, English raised, and a Tory, who becomes a passenger on Noah's flatboat, contrary to his wishes. Down the Ohio, in storms and dangers, they escape her companions, Deschanel who dreams of heading an empire in the west; river pi Ambrose; thieving innkeeper Twitty; young Captain Clark who is trying to outwit the torns to the United States. Noah learns that Sarah is carrying funds to equip George Rogers Clark's soldiers to grab the Mississippi Valley -- but it is not until Deschanel rouses Noah that he is ready to fight for his country...and in tracking down his enemy saves Clark from becoming a traitor and the western lands from foreign hands. Sarah re that her belief in her country and countrymen has undergone deep changes -- and is ready to throw in her lot with Noah in his pioneer farming...Vigorous historical novel of the turbulent days of 1794 on the Western frontiers, and a new slant on old materia.

Pub Date: June 29th, 1945
Publisher: Putnam