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Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier

In today's exclusive bonus episode, hear a special excerpt from the audiobook Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Blood and Treasure tells the explosive true saga of the legendary figure Daniel Boone and the bloody struggle for America's frontier. Authored by two bestselling authors at the height of their writing power, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, it's a thrilling true historical account you won't want to miss. 

By
Giles Milton
2-minute read
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Blood and Treasure is a gripping tale by bestselling authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. Get your copy here or wherever books are sold.

The next season of Unknown History will be released later this summer, but today, we have something special to share with you. It’s an exclusive excerpt from a new must-listen history audiobook, Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin.

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In the mid-eighteenth century, the 13 American colonies were packed full of anxious colonists. They were desperate to conquer and settle North America’s “First Frontier," the land beyond the Appalachian Mountains. But they weren't the only ones after the land, and so began a series of bloody battles. The colonists would wage war against Native American tribes, the French, and finally 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 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 frontier 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 the men and women who witnessed it.

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

Click the red player above for an exclusive segment from the audiobook. If you like what you hear, you can buy Blood and Treasure now here or wherever books are sold.

About the Author

Giles Milton

Giles Milton is a writer and historian who graduated from the University of Bristol. He is an internationally bestselling author of nine works of narrative non-fiction and three novels. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and serialized by the BBC.