The Crossing

Winston CHURCHILL (1871 - 1947)

This is an historical fiction novel. Many real characters of history are included, as well as fictitious ones. The saga takes place in the period slightly before the American Revolution, and extends for some years after that war. It covers the first movement of southern colonists, over the mountains, into Kentucky, then into the lands that would become Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. The battles to take these lands from the British make up much of the drama. The characters also move into New Orleans to face off with the French.

This was a major best selling novel when released. The writer, Winston Churchill, was a most prominent American novelist of the time. The Prime Minister of England, Winston S. Churchill, was his contemporary, but no family relation. This book contains content that some listeners might find offensive. (Summary by Bob Rollins)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Culture & Heritage Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk 1 Ch 1 - The Blue Wall Bob R
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Play 02 Bk 1 Ch 2 - Wars and Rumors of Wars Bob R
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Play 03 Bk 1 Ch 3 - Charleston Bob R
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Play 04 Bk 1 Ch 4 - Temple Bow Bob R
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Play 05 Bk 1 Ch 5-Clam's Hell Bob R
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Play 06 Bk 1 Ch 6-Man Proposes Bob R
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Play 07 Bk 1 Ch 7-In Sight of the Blue Wall Bob R
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Play 08 Bk 1 Ch 8-The Nollichucky Trace Bob R
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Play 09 Bk 1 Ch 9-On the Wilderness Trail Bob R
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Play 10 Bk 1 Ch 10-Harrodstown Bob R
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Play 11 Bk 1 Ch 11-Fragmentary Bob R
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Play 12 Bk 1 Ch 12-The Campaign Begins Bob R
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Play 13 Bk 1 Ch 13-Kaskaskia Bob R
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Play 14 Bk 1 Ch 14-How the Kaskaskians Were Made Citizens Bob R
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Play 15 Bk 1 Ch 15- Days of trial Bob R
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Play 16 Bk 1, Chap 16-Davy Goes to Cahokia Bob R
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Play 17 Bk 1, Chap 17-The Sacrifice Bob R
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Play 18 Bk 1 Ch 18-An' Ye Had Been Where I had Been Bob R
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Play 19 Bk 1 Ch 19-The Hair Buyer Trapped Bob R
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Play 20 Bk 1 Ch 20 - The Campaign Ends Bob R
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Play 21 Bk 2 Ch 1 - In the Cabin Bob R
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Play 22 Bk 2 Ch 2 - ''The Beggars are come to Town'' Bob R
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Play 23 Bk2 Ch 3-We Go To Danville Bob R
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Play 24 Bk 2 Ch 4-I Cross the Mountains Once More Bob R
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Play 25 bK2 Ch 5-I Meet An Old Bedfellow Bob R
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Play 26 Bk 2 Ch 6-The Widow Brown's Bob R
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Play 27 Bk 2 Ch 7-I Meet a Hero Bob R
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Play 28 Bk 2 Ch 8-To St. Louis Bob R
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Play 29 Bk 2 Ch 9_Cherchez La Femme Bob R
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Play 30 Bk 2 Ch 10-The Keel Boat Bob R
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Play 31 Bk 2 Ch 11-The Strange City Bob R
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Play 32 Bk 2 Ch 12-Les Iles Bob R
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Play 33 Bk 2 Ch 13-Monsieur Auguste Entrapped Bob R
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Play 34 Bk 2 Ch 14-Retribution Bob R
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Play 35 Bk 3 Ch 1-The Rights of Man Bob R
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Play 36 Bk 3 Ch 2-The House Above the Falls Bob R
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Play 37 Bk 3 Ch 3-Louisana Celebrates Bob R
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Play 38 Bk 3 Ch 4-Of A Sudden Resolution Bob R
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Play 39 Bk 3 Ch 5-The House of the Honneycombed Tiles Bob R
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Play 40 Bk 3 Ch 6-Madame La Vicamtesse Bob R
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Play 41 Bk 3 Ch7-The Disposal of the Sieur De St. Gre' Bob R
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Play 42 Bk 3 Ch 8-At Lamarque's Bob R
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Play 43 Bk 3 Ch 9-Monsieur Le Baron Bob R
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Play 44 Bk 3 Ch 10-The Scrorge Bob R
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Play 45 Bk 3 Ch 11-In the Midst of Life Bob R
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Play 46 Bk 3 Ch 12-Visions, and An Awakening Bob R
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Play 47 Bk 3 Ch 13-A Mystery Bob R
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Play 48 Bk 3 Ch 14-To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores Bob R
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Play 49 Bk 3 Ch 15 - An Episode in the Life of a Man Bob R
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Play 50 Afterward Bob R
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