Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

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Macmillan, Nov 15, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
13 Reviews
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History for 1993

In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America’s famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone’s own hand, and a treasure of reminiscence gathered by nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher uses the methods of new social history to create a portrait of the man and the times he helped shape. Blending themes from a much vitalized Western and frontier history with the words and ideas of ordinary people, Faragher has produced a book that will stand as the definitive life of Daniel Boone for decades to come, and one that illuminates the frontier world of Boone like no other.
  

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User Review  - fulner - LibraryThing

The author here tries really hard. Before I got this audio book I struggled with just what he said many Americans in the mid 20th century did, not knowing the difference between Daniel Boone and Davey ... Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Tapp - Goodreads

Daniel Boone: The Life of an American Legend and Pioneer by John Mack Faragher. I started this audio book when we were in the US traveling up and down I-75 through Kentucky. It's fun to hear an ... Read full review

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John Mack Faragher is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History at Yale University. He is the author of Women and Men on the Overland Trail, for which he received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, and the acclaimed Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie.

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