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Morgan, Robert, 1944-
Boone : a biography / by Robert Morgan
1st ed
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  F454.B66 M67 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820
Subject(s) Pioneers -- Kentucky -- Biography
Explorers -- Kentucky -- Biography
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kentucky
Subject Kentucky -- Biography
Kentucky -- Discovery and exploration
Physical Description xx, 538 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note "A Shannon Ravenel book."
Genealogical table on lining papers
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-514) and index
Summary This sweeping biography is the story of early America--its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Novelist Morgan transforms a mythic American hero--a legend in his own time--into a flesh-and-blood man, the man who was the largest spirit of his time. Hunter, explorer, settler, visionary, he was a trailblazer and a revolutionary--an American icon for more than two hundred years. Born in 1734, Boone served in the Virginia legislature, participated in the settling of the Middle West, fought in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War, and saw the election of his friend as the first president of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, and the beginning of the Westward Expansion. Unlike many others of his time, he had a deep respect for the Indians, who taught him how to hunt, navigate, and survive in the wilderness he came to revere.--From publisher description
Contents Brief chronology of Daniel Boone's life -- Introduction -- The mother world of the forest -- People of the forest -- The hills beyond the Yadkin -- The Yadkin was the wild west -- Domestic arts -- In search of the real west -- Visions of Eden -- Regulators -- Return to the Bluegrass land -- Where there was no forbidden fruit -- Kentucky was the key -- The trace and the river -- Freemasonry -- Light and shadow -- Sheltowee, Son of Blackfish -- Farthest outpost of rebellion -- With chain and compass -- Father, I won't leave you -- Filson, fame, and failure -- A deale of sine is seen -- Boating in the west -- Going east to go west -- To the farther west -- Done all the good that I can -- Across the river into legend

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