Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justindtapp - LibraryThing
I started this audio book when we were in the U.S. traveling up and down I-75 through Kentucky. It's fun to hear an historic place mentioned in a book and look up and see that the same place is at the ... Read full review