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Boone : a biography

Author: Robert Morgan
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morgan, Robert, 1944-
Boone.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007
(OCoLC)607732109
Online version:
Morgan, Robert, 1944-
Boone.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2007
(OCoLC)608319074
Named Person: Daniel Boone; Daniel Boone; Daniel Boone; Daniel Boone
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Morgan
ISBN: 9781565124554 : 1565124553 : 9781565126152 : 1565126157
OCLC Number: 123284544
Notes: "A Shannon Ravenel book."
Genealogical table on lining papers.
Description: xx, 538 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: by Robert Morgan.
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Brings colonial America to life. This book examines the domestic, political, cultural, and natural world of early America. It contains maps and illustrations.  Read more...

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"Many historical figures are more interesting in reality than in myth. Daniel Boone was one of them....Morgan portrays Boone in lively prose....Morgan is a trustworthy, up-to-date authority.... Boone Read more...

 
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