In the first popular and reliable biography of Daniel Boone in over 50 years, an award-winning historian portrays the man who became the prototype of the American frontier hero: the surveyor and builder of the Wilderness Road and the military leader of the settlers' struggle against the Shawnee. His life is here recounted by the author of Sugar ...
In the first popular and reliable biography of Daniel Boone in over 50 years, an award-winning historian portrays the man who became the prototype of the American frontier hero: the surveyor and builder of the Wilderness Road and the military leader of the settlers' struggle against the Shawnee. His life is here recounted by the author of Sugar Creek. 8 pages of photos.
Excellent book about the real Daniel Boone! He truly was an amazing man of great courage and integrity. You will find out he was not the Indian killer that legend has made him out to be but a man with a peaceful Quaker upbringing.
Feb 14, 2008
Daniel Boone was a facinating book to read. It was required reading for a Westward Expansion class I'm taking in college, but it was written in a form so that I could easily pick up on main themes. The book was in excellent condition when i received it, and I would suggest to anyone looking for textbooks or any books to check with Alibris first
Publishers Weekly, 1992-10-19 The popular image of Daniel Boone is that of an unlettered backwoodsman, skilled hunter and Indian fighter. But evidence argues that he was reasonably well educated for his time and place, that he was a landowner, businessman and a respected leader of frontier society. Faragher, history professor at Mount Holyoke College, author of Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie , has sifted through folklore and fact to reconstruct a realistic portrait of Boone and the expanding frontier. Except for his long hunts, Boone was surrounded by a close, extended family; his deepest loyalties were to clan and community. The final chapters examine Boone in folklore, literature and art (he was the model for James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo in Last of the Mohicans ). Boone is worthy of historical attention as a personification of the westward movement. Faragher has written an absorbing, definitive biography. Photos not seen by PW. BOMC selection. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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