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The embodiment of the American hero, Daniel Boone personifies the great adventure of his age - the westward movement of the American people. The prototype for the frontiersman, he was a multifaceted individual who shaped and was driven by the complex forces of this dynamic period in history. Daniel Boone: An American Life brings together over thirty years of research in thThe embodiment of the American hero, Daniel Boone personifies the great adventure of his age - the westward movement of the American people. The prototype for the frontiersman, he was a multifaceted individual who shaped and was driven by the complex forces of this dynamic period in history. Daniel Boone: An American Life brings together over thirty years of research in this extraordinary biography. Based on primary sources, the book depicts Boone through the eyes of those who knew him and within the historical contexts of his eighty-six years. Boone's story offers new insights into the turbulent birth of the nation and demonstrates why the frontier forms such a significant part of the American experience....

Title : Daniel Boone: An American Life
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ISBN : 9780813122786
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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Daniel Boone: An American Life Reviews

  • Brooks
    2018-11-19 09:03

    I was planning on a trip to Cumberland Gap Historical Park and wanted to get some history of the area. This was an OK history of Daniel Boone. He grew up with a wunderlust streak. He spent much of his early life avoiding farming and spending as much time hunting as possible. He kept moving further out to the frontier to get better hunting. This required numerous conflicts with various Indian tribes. He is even capture for six months and is adopted as the son of one of the chiefs. Because of this, he is tried at a court marshal for helping Indians - he is cleared, but leaves him bitter. Far worse, is his being cheated many times for land claims. As a surveyor, he is liable when his surveyed land is questioned.

  • Mitzi
    2018-12-15 03:09

    I read this book because it mentions an ancestor of mine who fought with Daniel Boone - the story is that he (my ancestor, not Daniel Boone) was shot at during an Indian raid, ended up with 14 holes in his clothes and not a scratch on his body. Pretty wild. ;) Although how either of them managed to live long lives is a mystery to me - they lived through some brutal times!Overall this was an interesting read, I didn't remember as much about Daniel Boone as I thought I would have considering how famous he is... Worth a read if you are into USA history!

  • Christopher
    2018-12-08 06:03

    This biography on Daniel Boone packs a lot of information for its compact size.

  • Kristen
    2018-11-21 08:51

    Glad to read something that my son is so excited about...biographies aren't really my thing though. :)