Boone: A Biography

Boone: A Biography

by Robert Morgan

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565126541
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 538
Sales rank: 144,039
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Robert Morgan is the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction—including the Oprah Book Club selection Gap Creek—and non-fiction, and is also an established poet with fourteen collections to his credit. Born in Hendersonville, NC, he teaches at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he is Kappa Alpha Professor of English.

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"Robert Morgan's lyric mountain language is equal to the epic sweep of history, to the grandeur of the land itself."—Lee Smith

"Morgan provides the finest fictional re-creation of the horrific war in the Southern theater of the War for Independence that I have ever read."—Joseph J. Ellis

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Boone: A Biography 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is extraordinary and one of the best I have ever read. It covers Boone's life from before birth to after his death in great detail. Is thoroughly researched and documented. The writing style is Captivating from cover to cover. Anyone with an interest in 18th Century American History, or what the Frontier was really like, should read it. Suitable for all ages from Middle School on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was incredibly interesting and well researched. I learned several new things about Boone. If you are reading the ebook version be aware that the photos are towards the end, so keep turning the pages.
BrokenSpines on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A rollicking good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading and learning about Boone. My congratulations to the author on a well written and informative book, it brings to life a boyhood hero of many. Much obliged.
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Very good read. Couldn't put it down.
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luvbooksSB More than 1 year ago
I experienced a full range of emotions, to be sure. Robert Morgan is a genius !
mtnmad More than 1 year ago
not quite through reading it but I have discovered that the NOOK version is missing pages. Not good!
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timetravelercline More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be very informitive and intersting!
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