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: 9781565126152
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Series: Shannon Ravenel Books (Paperback)
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 538
Sales rank: 83,971
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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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