Boone: A Biography

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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  - torrey23 - LibraryThing

This book was provided a lot of good information. I learned a lot from the book, and would reccommend it. It does a good job of portraying the life of Daniel Boone, and the research involved is ... 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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Robert Morgan is the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction—including the Oprah Book Club selection Gap Creek—and non-fiction, and is also an established poet with fourteen collections to his credit. Born in Hendersonville, NC, he teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he is Kappa Alpha Professor of English.

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