In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado

In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado

G.A. Henty G.C. Hindley / May 28, 2020

In the Heart of the Rockies A Story of Adventure in Colorado Packed with adventure from gold mining to running the unexplored Colorado River rapids to surviving a mountain winter with nothing but ingenuity resourcefulness and perseverance this story follows

  • Title: In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado
  • Author: G.A. Henty G.C. Hindley
  • ISBN: 9781890623081
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Packed with adventure from gold mining, to running the unexplored Colorado River rapids, to surviving a mountain winter with nothing but ingenuity, resourcefulness, and perseverance this story follows Tom Wade as he goes West as a boy and returns as a man Revealing the rugged character demanded of mountain men by their environment and times, this book describes the chPacked with adventure from gold mining, to running the unexplored Colorado River rapids, to surviving a mountain winter with nothing but ingenuity, resourcefulness, and perseverance this story follows Tom Wade as he goes West as a boy and returns as a man Revealing the rugged character demanded of mountain men by their environment and times, this book describes the challenges of the American West a part of our heritage that helped make our country great.

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      • G.A. Henty G.C. Hindley

        George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day Some stories took weeks A friend was present one day and watched the spell bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them He did Henty wrote approximately 144 books in addition to stories for magazines and was known as The Prince of Story Tellers and The Boy s Own Historian One of Mr Henty s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study dictating stories as fast as the secretary could record them.Henty s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes during fascinating periods of history His heroes are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face, at times, of great peril Henty s heroes fight wars, sail the seas, discover land, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and a host of other exciting adventures Along the way, they meet famous personages In short, Henty s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras meeting leaders of that time Understanding the culture of the time period becomes second nature as well as comparing contrasting the society of various cultures.


    577 Comments

    1. I quit reading about 2/3 of the way through. all they did and talked about was getting chased by Indians. no other real plot.


    2. This was an interesting and educational read, but not my favorite Henty. I did like the setting in Colorado a couple hundred years ago; Tom joins an uncle and together they strike a rich mine, outwit and escape hostile indians, navigate the Colorado river, make it back alive, and eventually live happily ever after on the proceeds of their mine. Not too much nobility of purpose although the characters were morally upright, as always in Henty's books.For learning about the discovery and exploratio [...]


    3. I enjoyed this book, though Henty is more than a little inconsistent on the issue of race. I was taken aback by the fact that he could create a narrative in which there was such a close bond between Straight Harry (a white) and Chief Leaping Horse (a "good" Indian), and simultaneously make offensively racist remarks about Indians who were considered "bad." The latter category consisted of individuals and tribes who chose not to cater to white interests.Oh well, Henty died in 1902, and was very m [...]


    4. An easy read about adventureI really enjoyed the story. The pacing was on and it kept me interested. Just the thing you need before heading to bed for the night. Not your typical shooter up western but more of an overview of a grand adventure.


    5. I liked every part of this adventure except the scene in which the prospectors had to kill their horses and use their skins to make canoes. Except for that sadness it would have been a five-star book.



    6. Great adventure masterfully toldAbsolutely loved this book, it was simple and almost wholesome in the freedom that was available back in the 1800s.





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