Hamblin: A Modern Look at the Frontier Life and Legend of Jacob Hamblin

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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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This is an outstanding book. I have read all of the earlier Hamblin biographies and his own auto-biography as edited by James Little. This is indeed a modern look at a man who has long been overlooked by historians. Wixom tells us why we should care about Jacob Hamblin and what Jacob did for the West. Well researched and well written. 


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Jacobs Unpublished Story
Saint Against Savage

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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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