The Captured : A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier

Scott Zesch

Grover Gardner (Narrator)

11-01-04

10hrs 35min

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Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

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11-01-04

10hrs 35min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography

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“Stunningly written…Golden-voiced Grover Gardner charges his rich baritone with the thrill of discovery.” AudioFile

In 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by Indians. He thrived in the Comanches’ rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe’s fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

Then Scott Zesch stumbled upon his great-great-great-uncle’s grave. Determined to understand how such a “good boy” could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch traveled across the West, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences.

With a historian’s rigor and a novelist’s eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier and offers one of the few nonfiction accounts of captivity.

Praise

“Stunningly written…Golden-voiced Grover Gardner charges his rich baritone with the thrill of discovery.” AudioFile

“A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history—and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen.” Kirkus Reviews

 “A fascinating, meticulously documented chronicle of the often painful confrontations between whites and Indians during the final years of Indian Territory.” Booklist

“Highly recommended.” Library Journal

“Lovers of history will enjoy this slice of America intertwined with the author’s own family story.” Foreword

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Language English
Release Day Oct 31, 2004
Release Date November 1, 2004
Release Date Machine 1099267200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Biographies & Memoirs, History, Americas, Nonfiction - Adult, Nonfiction - All
Author Bio
Scott Zesch

Scott Zesch grew up on a ranch in Mason, Texas. He is a freelance writer who divides him time between New York City and Art, Texas.

Narrator Bio
Grover Gardner

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.

Overview

In 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by Indians. He thrived in the Comanches’ rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe’s fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years living in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

Then Scott Zesch stumbled upon his great-great-great-uncle’s grave. Determined to understand how such a “good boy” could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch traveled across the West, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences.

With a historian’s rigor and a novelist’s eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier and offers one of the few nonfiction accounts of captivity.

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