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Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion

Author: Robert Morgan
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Morgan
ISBN: 9781565126268 1565126262
OCLC Number: 712124022
Notes: "A Shannon Ravenel Book."
Description: xxiii, 497 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Brief chronology of the westward expansion era --
Presidents and vice-presidents before the Civil War --
Prologue : the empire for liberty --
Thomas Jefferson : seeing 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.
Responsibility: Robert Morgan.

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Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion.

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