Daniel Boone, Pioneer of Kentucky

Daniel Boone, Pioneer of Kentucky

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by John S. C. Abbott
     
 

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John S.C. Abbott's classics biography of Daniel Boone charts the life of this American pioneer, from his humble origins in western Pennsylvania, to his blazing of the Wilderness Road into Kentucky and his exploits during the Revolutionary War and beyond. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

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John S.C. Abbott's classics biography of Daniel Boone charts the life of this American pioneer, from his humble origins in western Pennsylvania, to his blazing of the Wilderness Road into Kentucky and his exploits during the Revolutionary War and beyond. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011863905
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
89,125
File size:
174 KB

Meet the Author

John S.C. Abbott (1805-1877) was a 19th century biographer and writer who published works on several prominent early Americans including Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Benjamin Franklin.

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Daniel Boone, pioneer of Kentucky 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
ThomasEL More than 1 year ago
Excellent biography on Boone. Great account of his heroism, bravery, courage, honesty, and modesty. Qualities we rarely see today.
JJG2 More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed learning about a great American icon. In the history of this great country, at just the right and needed tiime, a person most fit for the task emerges to complete the job. Most times the person has integrity, courage, skills, leadership and often humilty. I am grateful D Boone was that man at that time.
saxmanOH More than 1 year ago
I thorouhly enjoyed this account of one of early America's greatest pioneers...a truly remarkable man who helped establish our great country. A good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like your history with a big dose of old-fashioned patriotism and fluff, this one's for you. I suspect it was written for the elementary school-age level student because it is reminiscent of the books I read way back when. I'm certain there are better (and more accurate & readable) books out there if you want to read more about Daniel Boone.
DMOLVIK More than 1 year ago
The book Daniel Boone starts out with what seem like confusing transfers in time. Later in the book all elements will come together. Daniel Boone paints a great perspective of frontier life during the mid and late 1700s. The obvious research and validation are evident in John Abbott's book. This is a good read if you like early american history.
skySC More than 1 year ago
I thought I knew a lot about Daniel Boone but this book contained a lot of information I hadn't read before. For a free book, there weren't too many typographical errors due to the scanning process.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fully expected this to be a pioneering tale but this quickly became the founding histories of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. He becomes (for me) the "James Bond" of the Wilderness. His tangles and capture by Native American Indians illustrate raw energy, courage, daring, strength, ingenuity, cunning and heroism. His raising up, childhood, early development, exploring of the "Cumberland Gap", and settlement of frontiers in Kentucky are snapshots of the life and times of Appalachian foundations. I found this to be a very important book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author spends WAY to much time painting descriptive scenery and delving into describing the characters emotional dispositions. Or rather his paint on them. Historical events are described but the authors style is to add such a high degree of subjective interpretation in regards to motive and character that it is extremely distracting to read. It is written like it is directed at the junior high or below level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is almost nothing about Daniel Boone directly in any of Abbot's books. His books (all exactly the same) are nice overviews about the territory Boone lived in, however, they are obviously meant to create a legend about Boone and the era and place where he lived. If you get the book for free, it's a nice read. Don't pay anything for Abbot's books.
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