1926. Writer of juvenile fiction and adult romance/adventure stories, Altsheler's serial works cover the French-Indian War, the American Revolution, the Texan War for Independence, the Civil War, the settlement of the west, and World War I. In all, he wrote nearly fifty books and countless short stories for magazines. The Hunters of the Hills is the first book in the French-Indian War series. It is a wonderful adventure story, with Robert Lennox, Tayoga and their older partner Dave Willet, a guide and hunter. The lives of the three, their interaction with the tribes, and the description of life in the forests of upstate New York are told with detail and a historical accuracy that makes it easy to understand how this conflict set the stage for America's decision to strike out on its own independent course. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.