Daniel Boone by John Mack Faragher
The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History for 1993



In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America's famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a treasure of reminiscence gathered by nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher uses the methods of new social history to create a portrait of the man and the times he helped shape. Blending themes from a much vitalized Western and frontier history with the words and ideas of ordinary people, Faragher has produced a book that will stand as the definitive life of Daniel Boone for decades to come, and one that illuminates the frontier world of Boone like no other.



 

About John Mack Faragher

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John Mack Faragher is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History at Yale University. He is the author of Women and Men on the Overland Trail, for which he received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, and the acclaimed Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie.
 
Published November 15, 1993 by Holt Paperbacks. 464 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Daniel Boone's name has been synonymous with the American frontier ever since a highly colored narrative of his exploits appeared in John Filson's Kentucke (1784)—when Boone was still alive.

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The popular image of Daniel Boone is that of an unlettered backwoodsman, skilled hunter and Indian fighter. But evidence argues that he was reasonably well educated for his time and place, that he was

Nov 02 1992 | Read Full Review of Daniel Boone: The Life and Le...

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The popular image of Daniel Boone is that of an unlettered backwoodsman, skilled hunter and Indian fighter.

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Daniel Boone survived his encounters with rampaging bears, marauding Indian warriors and various other threats and perils of the American frontier, but as we learn in John Mack Faragher's new biography, there were times when everything he paid for in blood and courage would be stolen by "land Pyr...

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