The Glory Seekers


5.5 x 8 hard cover book. Yellow lettering on the blue spine with a blue and illustrated cover. 347 pages. Soil and edgewear, book 

review pasted to rear innerboard, faded spine, tanned pages. Good condition. Historic tales of the Southwest. "This is mainly," says the author, "the story of men, who standing on the rugged confines of civilization in America at an early period of our national life, sought distinction by attempting to hitch their wagons to the star of empire. In the tales of early American adventure, we encounter some picturesque characters, and frequently have fairly to gasp, for breath at the audacity of their schemes. Especially is this true of those daring, spirits who operated, in the Southwest, that grand theatre of historic melodrama of perilous exploits, projects of conquest, and dreams of sovereignty." Wilkinson and Burr, Philip Nolan, George Rogers Clark, Zebulon Pike, and General Gaines are among those whose adventures are related.


  • The Glory Seekers: The Romance of Would-be Founders of Empire in the Early Days of the Great Southwest
  • William Horace Brown
  • A.C. McClurg & Co., 1906