Number of page: 538
Publisher: Algonquin Books, 2008
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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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BOONE: A Biography Daniel Boone didn’t wear a coonskin cap. He liked to read. He wasn’t particularly murderous. So much for American myths.Morgan (Brave Enemies, 2003, etc.) risks being overshadowed by John Mack Faragher’s Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer (1992), which is much stronger, especially on Boone’s significance as a Rousseauvian man of nature. Yet Morgan is an able storyteller with
LibraryThing Review 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
LibraryThing Review 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
LibraryThing Review Boone: A Biography was a Chautauqua selection from a couple of years ago. It is a detailed, scholarly biography of Daniel Boone which includes alot of information about life in western Virginia and
LibraryThing Review Morgan provides a new and brilliant insight to one of America’s great pioneers. This well-researched and highly readable and entertaining story of a man whose real life falliblities debunk the
LibraryThing Review A rollicking good read.
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Boone: a biography Poet and novelist Morgan (English, Cornell Univ.;Gap Creek ) steps away from his historical fiction to provide a beautifully written biography of American scout Daniel Boone as a frontier Moses
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Review: Boone: A Biography Incorporating anthropological insights into Native American practices, little consulted British records and the huge collection of semi-folkloric Danial Boone anecdotes, Morgan does a good job sorting
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