Tales of Survival: Hugh Glass
20th Century Fox
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The Revenant, inspired by true events, captures one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Legendary explorer, Hugh Glass, a man who in 1823 was brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead, must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption.
This interactive dime store novel captures the essence and era of the harsh conditions that Glass endured. Imbued with the authentic look and feel of the 1800s, many interactive treasures await, like wilderness survival tips, interactive maps, and animation that brings art to life.
The idea is cute, but the execution suffers from the book’s multiple anachronistic faux pas...
Page one gives the publication date as 1823. On the same page, reference is made to Fort Bridger. Fort Bridger was founded, as a fur trading post in 1842…
Likewise, a picture of “George Harris” on the front says he “targeted people headed west on the Oregon Trail” — a good trick, 20-some years before the trail was established!
His companion, Mr. Parker, seems to have been robbing stage coaches about 25 years before any significant stage lines were established. And Henry White killed people in a bank robbery — 40 years before the first armed bank robbery occurred!
There is also an ad for the “Montana Leather Company.” No doubt the territory formed 40 years later was named in honor of this company. OBTW: I just loved the “bone handled toothbrush in their possibles bag, which anticipated the modern version by nearly 100 years!
Page two is an advertisement for the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Seems they want men to “trek” to the Rocky Mountains — even though the word “trek” was not seen in print anywhere else for another dozen years!
While I lack the time to go through the more subtle errors in this “publication,” I offer “ten points” for each additional historical (hysterical?) mistake spotted by others…
Come on folks, if you are going to put together something like this, with nice visual “production values,” at least do the basic research to make the content correct!
Good example of Frontier culture
This a great capture of the attitude and culture during the time which the frontier was being explored and settled.
There are historical inaccuracies as pointed out by another user. This may matter to some, but not all. Frontier enthusiasts will like this dime book.