They Came From A Settled Land--To A Place Of Beauty, Blood And War. . .
Jim and Joe Downs came from Virginia--one led by the call of God, the other by a thirst for adventure. In the Ohio River Valley, the handsome young preacher and his rogue and charming brother entered a storm of Indian wars, white men's treachery, and into the wilderness of a legendary fighter whose enemies knew him as the "Deathwind. . ."
In this classic novel by America's greatest Western writer, the true life and times of Lewis Wetzel--a character every bit as towering as Daniel Boone--is set against the extraordinary saga of Jim and Joe Downs. As the two brothers make very different choices, as one woman loves them both, they will both learn, win and lose in the presence of a man larger than life--fighting a war all his own. . .