Boone: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Algonquin Books, Sep 23, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 538 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - queencersei - LibraryThing

Boone offers a fairly interesting and comprehensive biography of the legendary American frontiersmen, Daniel Boone. Particularly interesting are the moments when the author digs into Boone's family ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shirley Brown - Goodreads

Not knowing the real story of Daniel Boone, this was very enlightning. Not being an educated man he achieved a lot. He loved his family. He came from a Quaker background and he loved the Indians and ... Read full review

Contents

The Mother World of the Forest
1
The Hills beyond the Yadkin
25
The Yadkin Was the Wild West
46
In Search of the Real West
65
Visions of Eden
88
Return to the Bluegrass Island
126
Where There Was No Forbidden Fruit
153
Kentucky Was the Key
170
Father I Wont Leave You
309
Filson Fame and Failure
335
A Deale of Sine Is Seen
352
Going East to Go West
374
To the Farther West
389
Done All the Good That I Can
417
Across the River into Legend
446
Acknowledgments
459

The Trace and the River
191
Light and Shadow
216
Sheltowee Son of Blackfish
237
Farthest Outpost of Rebellion
266
With Chain and Compass
282
Notes
463
Bibliography
501
Index
515
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About the author (2008)

ROBERT MORGAN is the author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, most notably his novel Gap Creek and his biography of Daniel Boone, both of which were national bestsellers. A professor at Cornell University since 1971 and visiting writer-in-residence at half a dozen universities, his awards include Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships and an Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. He was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2010. Find him online at www.robert-morgan.com.

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