The Crossing

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The Floating Press, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 760 pages
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Not to be confused with the famed twentieth-century British prime minister, American author Winston Churchill took as his fictional palette the history of his native country. Following in the tradition of Churchill's other sweeping historical epics, The Crossing is a thrilling account of the settlement of the Western United States, with a particular focus on the rough-and-tumble early years of the territory that would later become Kentucky.
 

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Contents

Chapter VII I Meet a Hero
400
Chapter VIII To St Louis
413
Chapter IX Cherchez la Femme
427
Chapter X The Keel Boat
448
Chapter XI The Strange City
462
Chapter XII Les Iles
481
Chapter XIII Monsieur Auguste Entrapped
504
Chapter XIV Retribution
517

Chapter IX On the Wilderness Trail
131
Chapter X Harrodstown
151
Chapter XI Fragmentary
171
Chapter XII The Campaign Begins
180
Chapter XIII Kaskaskia
193
Chapter XIV How the Kaskaskeians Were Made Citizens
210
Chapter XV Days of Trial
221
Chapter XVI Davy Goes to Cahokia
239
Chapter XVII The Sacrifice
255
Chapter XVIII An Ye Had Been Where I Had Been
264
Chapter XIX The Hair Buyer Trapped
284
Chapter XX The Campaign Ends
303
BOOK II FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
315
Chapter I In the Cabin
316
Chapter II The Beggars Are Come to Town
332
Chapter III We Go to Danville
347
Chapter IV I Cross the Mountains Once More
362
Chapter V I Meet an Old Bedfellow
367
Chapter VI The Widow Browns
382
BOOK III LOUISIANA
548
Chapter I The Rights of Man
549
Chapter II The House Above the Falls
557
Chapter III Louisville Celebrates
575
Chapter IV Of a Sudden Resolution
587
Chapter V The House of the Honeycombed Tiles
597
Chapter VI Madame la Vicomtesse
609
Chapter VII The Disposal of the Sieur de St Gre
622
Chapter VIII At Lamarques
644
Chapter IX Monsieur Le Baron
664
Chapter X The Scourge
678
Chapter XI In the Midst of Life
695
Chapter XII Visions and an Awakening
705
Chapter XIII A Mystery
717
Chapter XIV To Unpathed Waters Undreamed Shores
729
Chapter XV An Episode in the Life of a Man
747
Afterword
755
Endnotes
759
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