Washington, Frontiersman, written near the end of Zane Grey’s career,
is here published for the first time and so available for the popular
novelist’s many fans.
The novel relates the life of the young Washington from his birth
to his taking command of the Continental Army in 1775. From Washington’s
rumored romance with Sally Fairfax and his surveying trips with
her husband into the Shenandoah and the Ohio River Valley to his
role in General Braddock’s disastrous campaign to wrest Fort Duquesne
from the French, Grey captures the spirit of Washington during his
young years as both a woodsman and a frontiersman, a person who
liked peace but savored battle.
Grey’s numerous works today sell some half a million copies a year,
have been translated into twenty-three different languages, and
have been made into more than a hundred motion pictures. Though
most of his work is laid in the Old West, Grey’s first three novels
were about the early days of his native Ohio, and he returned to
that setting for this work, the next to last novel he wrote.
Hardback, 1994, 268 pgs, $25.00