Hamblin: A Modern Look at the Frontier Life and Legend of Jacob Hamblin (Google eBook)

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Cedar Fort, 2008 - Fiction - 237 pages
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New Cover; From the torn pages of Hamblin's own journals and diaries - found in an old, weathered saddlebag - the real story of Jacob Hamblin comes to life.Read about this frontier explorer who spent more time with warring Indians than Daniel Boone or Kit Carson. Come to know the man who at the peril of his own life, when ordered by superiors to kill captive Indians, said: You'll have to shoot me first. Feel the suspense as angry Navajos prepare to burn Jacob Hamblin at the stake.Colonize the West. Encircle the Grand Canyon. Cross the Colorado River. Explore the unknown with the man who held special powers to resolve the needs of both his people and the Indians.Live the adventure of Jacob Hamblin in this book - a modern look at the frontier life and the legend.
  

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Contents

Prologue
ix
Introduction and Overview
1
Jacobs Unpublished Story
13
Saint Against Savage
31
Calm Before the Storm
47
Realization of a Dream
61
Across the Colorado Physical Challenge
73
Across the Colorado Spiritual Challenge
85
Powells Right Hand Man
131
Condemned to Die
141
Taming the Frontier
167
Answering the Critics
183
Eloquence in Review
193
Sources Cited
215
Letters and Documents
225
Photos
235

Tragedy Amid Triumph
101
Troubleshooter
117
About the Author
237
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Hartt Wixom has been writing about angling for more than four decades. During that time, he has had more than a hundred articles published on fishing in such magazines as Outdoor Life, Field and Stream (five years a field editor), Sports Afield, Western Outdoors, American Angler, Southwestern Fly Fishing, and Salmon-Trout-Steelheader. He has been an outdoor writer and editor for several western newspapers, including three Utah dailies: Deseret Morning News, Daily Herald, and St. George Spectrum. Hartt and his wife, Judene, live in Ivins, Utah, and Cokeville, Wyoming. They have seven children and nineteen grandchildren.

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