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by George F. Ruxton

Life in the Far West (CLASSICS OF THE OLD WEST) download ebook
ISBN:
0809440466
ISBN13:
978-0809440467
Author:
George F. Ruxton
Publisher:
Time Life Education (April 1, 1984)
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312 pages
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1254 kb
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1439 kb
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Rating:
4.8

George Frederick Ruxton the author of Life In The far West lead a very exciting, eventful but very short life

George Frederick Ruxton the author of Life In The far West lead a very exciting, eventful but very short life. He died at age 28 but what a life he had. He served with the Spanish in their war and received a Spanish Knighthood for his bravery before he was 18( almost unheard of for one so young). this was common) as a Lieutenant and served in Ireland and Canada. In 1843-1844 he passed the winter trapping and hunting in southern Canada and New York.

George Frederick Ruxton the author of Life In The far West lead a very exciting, eventful but very short life

George Frederick Ruxton the author of Life In The far West lead a very exciting, eventful but very short life.

This page contains details about the Fiction book Life in the Far West by George .

This page contains details about the Fiction book Life in the Far West by George Frederick Ruxton published in 1849. This book is the 2318th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. 62nd on Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time (National Geographic Adventure Magazine). Ruxton of the Rockies: Autobiographical Writings by the Author of Adventures in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains and Life in the Far West (American Exploration and Travel Series).

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Start by marking Life in the Far West as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. With Ruxton, we follow Killbuck and La Bonté and their mountain companions - Old Bill Williams, "Black" Harris, William Sublette, Joseph Walker, and others - across the prairies and forests, west from picturesque old Bent’s Fort, into the dangerous Arapaho country near the headwaters of the Platte.

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Ruxton's book alternates between fascinating tales of life in the West to dry history lesson. Some of the material seems questionable as to whether it is truly non-fiction. An enjoyable book if you're into stories about cowboys and Indians.

Home Browse Books Book details, Life in the Far West In the literature of the early Far West, no work excels in color, charm, or authenticity George Frederick Ruxton’s Life in the Far West.

Home Browse Books Book details, Life in the Far West. Life in the Far West. By George Frederick Ruxton, Leroy R. Hafen. In the literature of the early Far West, no work excels in color, charm, or authenticity George Frederick Ruxton’s Life in the Far West, which has long been recognized by students of the fur trade as a classic of its kind.

George Frederick Ruxton (24 July 1821 - 29 August 1848) was a British explorer and travel writer. He was a Lieutenant in the British Army, received a medal for gallantry from Queen Isabella II of Spain, was a hunter and explorer and published papers and books about his travels to Africa, Canada, Mexico and the United States. He observed the westward expansion of the United States in the 1840s during the period when the country's government was pursuing its policy of manifest destiny.

George Frederick Augustus Ruxton, or George Augustus Frederick Ruxton, was born to Anna Maria Hay Ruxton .

George Frederick Augustus Ruxton, or George Augustus Frederick Ruxton, was born to Anna Maria Hay Ruxton and John Ruxton, Esquire near Oxfordshire, England. I must confess that the very happiest moments of my life have been spent in the wilderness of the Far West; and I never recall, but with pleasure, the remembrance of my solitary camp in the Bayou Salade, with no friend near me more faithful than my rifle, and no companions more sociable than my.

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Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. A best-seller by an adventurer and an English military officer, George Frederick Ruxton. Life in the Far West is a true chronicle of the rugged, brave, reckless Mountain Men, who made the Far West . .vailable for millions of settlers. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

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  • Zainian
This is the third leather bound ( beautiful made books) in the Time life series I have read and reviewed. All so far either 4 or 5 stars. A great series so far.

George Frederick Ruxton the author of Life In The far West lead a very exciting, eventful but very short life. He died at age 28 but what a life he had. He served with the Spanish in their war and received a Spanish Knighthood for his bravery before he was 18( almost unheard of for one so young). At 14 he enrolled at he enrolled at the British "West Point" at Southhurst and received a British Army commission( which he later sold... this was common) as a Lieutenant and served in Ireland and Canada.

In 1843-1844 he passed the winter trapping and hunting in southern Canada and New York state. A very harsh life. He found his vocation he loved.

Later he had two expeditions to Africa but returned to America. Some say he was either a British military spy on the Mexican war or a commercial double agent. What a short fascinating life.

Now to Life In The Far West.....Life In The Far West is the real deal by a man who was there. We see the ruthless blood thirsty Trapper mountain men who were just as bad as the Indians. Both the Indians and trappers attacked each other and took scalps. We see the trappers marrying squaws. Lots of battles, gun fighting and groups of "Spanish ( Mexicans) slaughtered, trappers killed and groups of Indians fighting each other, whites and the "Spanish or Greasers" ( Mexicans). We see this was a brutal time where the strong and ruthless survived and the week were slaughtered. Lots of fighting brutal winter weather, starvation, eating horse, mule, dog, bugs or anything the Indians and Trappers could get to survive including sometimes eating Human flesh.

I really like learning phrases and words used by the Indians and Trappers. Some of them are explained in foot notes. Examples to hide...from cacher, antelope called goats by mountain men. More!

This book dispels the "nice guy" attitude of trappers in some of the Hollywood movies. A lot of brutality. I would of given this book 5 stars but in many places Ruxton writes what the trappers are saying in mountain language with lots of contractions that slowed the reading down a little. Even so I read the 312 page book in three days. Its a page burner, exciting and the reader is learning true information about the far west, not some juiced up story by someone who was not there. 4 1/3 stars and proudly added to our family library.

I like these Time Life series leather bound books of the old west so much I bought eleven of them used and have eight more to read and review. I may buy more.
  • Zyniam
A good read. lots of history of the old west.Worth your time.DHD
  • Flower
Whether or not it is all true, this tale is as informative and entertaining a story of the trappers experiences as you are likely to come across.
  • Akelevar
Arguably one of the best books on mountain man life and times. A blend of fiction and fact that transports you back to that golden era of our expanding country.
  • Zolorn
An astounding account of the lives of the men who lived and traveled in the mountains of the West. Fur trappers all, they suffered incredible privations while following their trade.
George Frederick Ruston was a young man who joined them and chronicled their deeds in the mid 1800's. He was from an upper class English family and well traveled on the continent, and elsewhere, before making his way West. He too loved the mountaineers way of life and had a wonderful gift of making himself at home in whatever circumstances he found himself.
  • Malakelv
This is an excellent book ,if you have some knowledge of that time period and the Fur trade.
  • Jediathain
I had loaned out the copy I bought in 1980 and it never returned. Now, years later while answering questions from my niece I was despondent that I did not have this book anymore. Thank you Amazon!!! Ruxton's narrative brings more life to ancient family stories than I can!! LaBonte was real, he was my G-G-G Grandfather!! His son was no slouch either, but that is a tale for another time.
Interesting read. Not as good as first hand from the participant, but enjoyable.