Book Reviews of The Proud and the Free

The Proud and the Free
The Proud and the Free
Author: Janet Dailey
ISBN-13: 9780316171656
ISBN-10: 0316171654
Publication Date: 9/1994
Pages: 322
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Little Brown Co (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Historical fiction, set in the Cherokee Nation on the eve of the Trail of Tears. Combines factual history with imagined characters.
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Some great history of fictious people losing everything and enduring the Trail Of Tears and how they get through it all. I have learned alot reading this book and I could not put it down.
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An interesting read.
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As with "Legacies" (the second book in this series), the background takes precedence over plot or characterization.

The story centers around the Cherokee Removal, when governmental policies abrogated the treaty that had established a Cherokee Nation inpresent-day Georgia, and subsequently forced its inhabitants to emigrate to Oklahoma in a brutal on-foot journey.

This didn't happen overnight, and Dailey's background is well done indeed for anyone who wants to know more about the event.
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After a succession of powerful contemporary novels, bestselling author Janet Dailey returns to her roots in a work of historical fiction so moving, so richly conceived that it promises to become an American classic. Like her beloved Calder family series, The Proud and the Freee vividly depicts a passionate family and a tumultuous era. This superbly written epic, set in the Cherokee Nation on the eve of the Trail of Tears, re-creates days of shame and courage and the lives of men and women we will never forget.
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Very Good. One of Janet Daily's better books.
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Story of a southern family of Scot and Native American heritage as they are caught in the crossfire of tribal arguments and government betrayal. Temple Gordon, beautiful daughter of plantation owner Will Gordon, faces losing everyting and everyone she kows as the Cherokees are forced westward by the government. She is desperate to be with the man she loves and determined to defy the world and stay by his side. She becomes a woman whose valor is forged by tears. This book combines factual history with scenic antebellum Southern places and characters.