"During the past three centuries the spread of the English-speaking peoples over the world's waste spaces has been not only the most striking feature in the world's history, but also the event of all others most far-reaching in its effects and its importance." --Theodore Roosevelt, The Winning of the West, Vol. I
The Winning of the West Vol. I--From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1769-1776 (1889) is the first part of Theodore Roosevelt's four-volume exciting saga about the settling of the American West. Many considered this Roosevelt's most important book.
Volume I describes the first settlers from the East moving to the land between the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers. It describes specifically the adventures of frontiersmen Daniel Boone and John Sevier.