KENTUCKY STAND by Jere Wheelwright


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Period and regional flavor for a pleasant but not too important novel of the wilderness that was Kentucky during Revolutionary years; and of a young Marylander who won his spurs fighting with Boone and other frontiersmen beyond the Alleghenies. Young Jim, in a huff because he'd quarrelled with blonde Mary, gained his grandmother's permission to leave for Kentucky -- travelled Boone's Wilderness Road to Boonesborough, took part in the defense of the log stockade against Indian attack, met a frontier girl who contributed to his maturing. With much of the nonsense knocked out of him, he returned to Tidewater Maryland. Flavor of the times and the region -- local color, credible characters, and a readable wholesome tale.

Publisher: Scribner