The Final Challenge: The American Frontier 1804 – 1845

Written by Dale Van Every
Category: · History

One final push for the American people…

In this fourth and final volume of his monumental history of the frontier people of America, Dale Van Every describes the final push westward to the Pacific in a way that makes history come to life.

The story of this initial penetration of the Far West by such great figures as Lewis and Clark, the Astorians, and other hardy frontierspeople is one of the greatest and most inspiring in the whole American saga.

Praise for Dale Van Every:

“[Van Every] catches the spirit of the frontiersman as few writers have done” – Virginia Quarterly Review

“A powerful story… he pulls no punches… Van Every’s four-volume story promises to be a monumental achievement” – New Haven Register

“Dale Van Every takes the large view, tracing men and movements in a huge landscape showing how quickly the wilderness became a commonwealth… it is an astonishing accomplishment” – Chicago Tribune

Dale Van Every (born 1896) turned out a number of volumes on American history, including a biography of Charles Lindbergh. Van Every was also a busy playwright in the 1920s; his Broadway offering Telling the World was filmed in 1929, whereupon the writer set up shop in Hollywood. His screenplays include the literary adaptations Trader Horn (1931) and Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932). In 1937, he shared an Oscar nomination for the film version of Kipling’sCaptains Courageous. In 1940, Dale Van Every produced the Paramount actioner Rangers of Fortunes, then returned to screenwriting, remaining in this field until 1957.


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