Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

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Henry Holt and Company, Nov 15, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 429 pages
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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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I had no idea how little I knew about the man who named the town I was born and raised in "Wolf Hill". The writer certainly held nothing back, describing the financial woes of the historical figure ... Read full review

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I had no idea how little I knew about the man who named the town I was born and raised in "Wolf Hill". The writer certainly held nothing back, describing the financial woes of the historical figure ... 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 ofWomen and Men on the Overland Trail, for which he received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, and the acclaimedSugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie.

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