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Boone: A Biography

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This commanding biography from \"New York Times\" bestselling author Robert Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man.Morgan's sweeping biography of Daniel Boone is the story of America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. It is t
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This commanding biography from "New York Times" bestselling author Robert Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man.Morgan's sweeping biography of Daniel Boone is the story of America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. It is the most comprehensive book ever written about the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an American icon for more than two hundred years.
Born in 1734, Boone participated in the colonization of North America, the settling of the Middle Plain, the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, the election of his friend as the first president of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Westward Expansion. Unlike others of his time, he had a reverence for the Indians, who taught him how to hunt, navigate, and survive in the impenetrable wilderness. He accomplished feat after impossible feat yet was also accused of treason, fraud, hypocrisy; was court-martialed; and was sued for debt again and again. By the end of his life, most of his land claims had been lost to lawyers, politicians, and better businessmen than he.
Extensive endnotes, fascinating cultural and historical background material, maps, illustrations, and an index underscore the scope of this distinguished and immensely entertaining work by a writer who, like novelist-turned- historian Shelby Foote, has the talent and the knowledge to make this legendary American come vividly to life.

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This commanding biography from "New York Times" bestselling author Robert Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man.Morgan's sweeping biography of Daniel Boone is the story of America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. It is the most comprehensive book ever written about the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an American icon for more than two hundred years.
Born in 1734, Boone participated in the colonization of North America, the settling of the Middle Plain, the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, the election of his friend as the first president of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Westward Expansion. Unlike others of his time, he had a reverence for the Indians, who taught him how to hunt, navigate, and survive in the impenetrable wilderness. He accomplished feat after impossible feat yet was also accused of treason, fraud, hypocrisy; was court-martialed; and was sued for debt again and again. By the end of his life, most of his land claims had been lost to lawyers, politicians, and better businessmen than he.
Extensive endnotes, fascinating cultural and historical background material, maps, illustrations, and an index underscore the scope of this distinguished and immensely entertaining work by a writer who, like novelist-turned- historian Shelby Foote, has the talent and the knowledge to make this legendary American come vividly to life.

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Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Publish Date: Oct 2007
ISBN-13: 9781565124554
ISBN-10: 1565124553
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 538
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.25 x 1.5
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Great book, Factual, about the real man, not the myth. If you're in to history, you'll love learning things you never knew about this American Icon.

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