US Army Frontier Scouts 1840–1921

US Army Frontier Scouts 1840–1921

Elite 91
  • Author: Ron Field
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: ELI 91
  • Publication Date: 23 Jul 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841765822
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The role of the Frontier scout in the US Army during the period of westward expansion, was often far more important than that of the commanding officer. They possessed a priceless knowledge of the geography, people and characteristics of the great, unknown American hinterland and from the earliest days of exploration, the US Army depended on its scouts to guide troops across the plains and through the mountains as they guarded the nation's frontier settlements. This book tells the colourful story of these frontier men, covering many famous scouts such as 'Wild Bill' Hickok and 'Buffalo Bill' Cody.

Biographical Note

Ron Field was born in Herford, England, and was educated in Cheltenham where he gained a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree. He is presently Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982-83. Ron has travelled extensively in the US conducting research at numerous libraries, archives and museums.Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment, he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture. Richard has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles.


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