"Ill-Fated Frontier: Peril and Possibilities in the Early American West" - Signed by the author, Sam Forman
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Hard cover (252 pages), brand new and signed by the author, Samuel A. Forman, just published by Lyons Press of Globe Pequot in 2021.
Ill-Fated Frontier is at once a pioneer adventure and a compelling narrative of the frictions that emerged among entrepreneurial pioneers and their sixty enslaved African Americans, Natives fighting to preserve their land, and Spanish colonials with their own agenda. Here is a turbulent and visceral portrait of the wild American frontier in 1789 that begins with an optimistic plan and ends with the body of one of the expedition’s leaders returning to New Jersey pickled in a barrel of rum.
What happened in between lies at the center of this fascinating account by historian Samuel A. Forman. It is a startling and frank portrait of an emerging United States that examines the dream of an inclusive American experience and its reality—a debate that continues today.
Dr. Forman—Sam's a medical doctor, which helped inform his writing about Dr. Joseph Warren—was one of three authors here in Boston who worked with me and helped launch History Camp.
And he has the definitive site on Warren, where you can also see clips of some of Sam's speeches and read interviews, as well as learn more about Warren.
A note regarding shipping: Your book will probably be shipped via Media Mail. USPS regulations for Media Mail restrict any correspondence, so while I'd normally include a note of thanks, doing so, in this case, would violate USPS regulations.
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