Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

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Macmillan, 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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DANIEL BOONE: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

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Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive. Here ... Read full review

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alright it helped for school


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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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