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Morgan, Robert, 1944-
Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion / Robert Morgan
Alternate Title Heroes and villains of the westward expansion
1st ed
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E179.5 .M67 2011    AVAILABLE
Gift from Wayne and Connie Haugan, 2011
Subject United States -- Territorial expansion
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848
Subject(s) Pioneers -- United States -- Biography
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Physical Description xxiii, 497 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
NOTE Gift from Wayne and Connie Haugan, 2011
Note "A Shannon Ravenel Book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-467) and index
Contents Brief chronology of the westward expansion era -- Presidents and vice-presidents before the Civil War -- Prologue : the empire for liberty -- Thomas Jefferson : he sees the elephant -- Andrew Jackson : Old Hickory at the Bend -- John Chapman : apples and angels -- David Crockett : comedian and martyr, his life and death -- Sam Houston : the president who loved to dance -- James K. Polk : Young Hickory keeps a diary -- Winfield Scott : Old Fuss and Feathers goes to the mountain -- Kit Carson : taking Boone's Trace to the Pacific -- Nicholas Trist : the search for a father voice -- Epilogue : John Quincy Adams : Old Man Eloquent
Summary Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion
Alternate Author Library donation, 2011

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