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Boone: A Biographyby Robert Morgan
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The story of Daniel Boone is the story of America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Bestselling, critically acclaimed author Robert Morgan reveals the complex character of a frontiersman whose heroic life was far stranger and more fascinating than the myths that surround him.
This rich, authoritative biography offers a wholly new perspective on a man who has been an American icon for more than two hundred years--a hero as important to American history as his more political contemporaries George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Extensive endnotes, cultural and historical background material, and maps and illustrations underscore the scope of this distinguished and immensely entertaining work.
A masterful portrait of a mythic American hero offers a sweeping study of Daniel Boone in terms of his larger-than-life role in the early history of America, detailing his trailblazing journeys into the heart of the American wilderness, his participation in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, his relationship with the Indians, and more. Reprint.
This sweeping biography is the story of early America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Novelist Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man, the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, visionary, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an...
Table of Contents
Brief chronology of Daniel Boone's life — Introduction — The mother world of the forest — People of the forest — The hills beyond the Yadkin — The Yadkin was the wild west — Domestic arts — In search of the real west — Visions of Eden — Regulators — Return to the Bluegrass land — Where there was no forbidden fruit — Kentucky was the key — The trace and the river — Freemasonry — Light and shadow — Sheltowee, Son of Blackfish — Farthest outpost of rebellion — With chain and compass — Father, I won't leave you — Filson, fame, and failure — A deale of sine is seen — Boating in the west — Going east to go west — To the farther west — Done all the good that I can — Across the river into legend.
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