The author''s search for his roots leads down paths unimagined or intended. The ensuingsaga cuts a swath through frontier America, an America still young and yet unafraid.
Great rewards are visible and attainable for an individual possessing raw courage and luck.
Young Alanson Baker absolutely possesses courage and for awhile luck but, alas luckis fickle!
Like his young nation, Alanson triumphs at times and at times suffers the wrenching painof defeat. This is the entwined tale of a nation and a man, testing their conscience and theirwill to survive.
Alanson, although not great, walked amongst the greats and was apart to great events;unfortunately, not all ''great'' events are laudable.
In time, history separates the good from the bad. Unfortunately this process usually comesto fruition only when both the conquering and conquered societies have long perished. Inthis tale, The Peccary attempts to tell the story of pioneer America from an interested butnon-judgmental perspective. Likely some will be offended by this perspective of historywhile others may applaud, both reactions please the Peccary!