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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion


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ISBN13: 9781616201890
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From Thomas Jeffersons birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, Americas westward expansion comes to life in the hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives link up, illuminate one another, and collectively impact history.

Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the North American continent, from ocean to ocean. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams.

Their stories—and those of the nameless thousands who risked their lives to settle on the frontier, displacing thou- sands of Native Americans—form an extraordinary chapter in American history that led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War. Filled with illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, notes, and time lines, Lions of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny.

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ROBERT MORGAN is the author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, most notably his novel Gap Creek

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Susan Dermond, January 16, 2015 (view all comments by Susan Dermond)
Big personalities dominate this book, including Andrew Jackson, John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), David Crocket, Sam Houston, and Kit Carson. If you are intrigued by the stories of historical figures like these, and if you enjoy beautiful, lyrical writing, you will enjoy this book. It is colorful, informative, and even inspirational at times.
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Morgan, Robert
Shannon Ravenel Books
United States - 19th Century
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
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