Boone

Boone

A Biography

Book - 2007
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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.


Baker & Taylor
A masterful portrait of a mythic American hero offers a sweeping study of Daniel Boone in terms of his larger-than-life role in the early history of America, detailing his trailblazing journeys into the heart of the American wilderness, his participation in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, his relationship with the Indians, and more.

Book News
He led whites into the wilds of Virginia, North Carolina and Kentucky, but he preferred to live as a Native American and as a woodsman. He is known for the gentle pursuits of naturalists but also fought in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution and served in the contentious Virginia legislature. He was a successful landowner and his ten surviving children gave him 68 grandchildren. Lastly, he was an American icon but died penniless. Poet and novelist Morgan (English, Cornell U.) cuts through the myths and firmly places Daniel Boone within his proper personal and historical contexts, ably explaining the apparent contradictions. Morgan also gives fascinating insights into Boone's inadvertent influence on the development of Romanticism, his perceptions of western expansion and his role in it, and his involvement in Freemasonry and its influences on his perceptions of his mission and identity. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Offers a sweeping study of Daniel Boone in terms of his larger-than-life role in the early history of America, detailing his trailblazing journeys into the heart of the American wilderness and his participation in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565124554
1565124553
Branch Call Number: B BOONE
Characteristics: xx, 538 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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Mar 13, 2011

Daniel Boone intrepidly blazed a trail across early American history. His frontier heroics became the stuff of legend. A legend undeniably warranted. "Forget the coonskin cap; he never wore one. Daniel Boone thought coonskin caps uncouth, heavy, and uncomfortable." Robert Morgan delivers a brilliant, evenhanded analysis on the life of frontiersman Daniel Boone. An excellent biography well worth your time.

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