Betty Zane Author:Zane Grey Betty Zane was a real women, one of the great heroines of the American Revolution. She was one of the pioneers who moved westward from Virginia at the end of the eighteenth century into the wilderness beyond the mountains.. There the Zanes and the Wetzels and McCollachs and Bennets and few others carved out the little settlement of Fort Henry, a... more » last outpost on the American frontier.
Betty Zane was one of the ancestors of the author of this book. One day his mother rescued from some rubbish burning in the back yard an old and musty notebook - the dairy of his great-grandfather, Betty Zane's brother. In it's faded and time-worn pages lay the rich recorded life and romance in these early pioneer days. From it Zane grey has taken the main facts of this story of a magnificent woman. He tells of the daily struggles and hardships of her frontier life, of her romance with Alfred Clarke, of the continual warfare with the Indians, of the burning of her settlement and of her dramatic escape from both the Indians and the British in the last battle of the American revolution.
BETTY ZANE is a true story, which will warm the heart and stir the pride of every person who glories in Aerica.« less