Boone: A Biography

Trade Cloth

October 2007

ISBN-10: 1565124553

ISBN-13: 978-1-56512-455-4

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

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The story of Daniel Boone is the story of America— its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. Robert Morgan reveals the complex character of a frontiersman whose heroic life was far stranger and more fascinating than the myths that surround him.

Praise for the book:

“...Not only does Daniel Boone come vividly alive in these pages but also his wilderness landscape and historical era....Robert Morgan has long been one of America's best fiction writers and poets; Boone is a striking confirmation that he is now one of our best biographers as well.”
—Ron Rash, author of Saints at the River

“Robert Morgan's account makes it clear why every generation has been able to draw its own lessons from Boone's remarkable life. Lord knows there are some lessons in it for our own time.”

—John Shelton Reed, author of Minding the South

“A narrative tour do force....Informed by serious scholarship and propelled by superb storytelling, Morgan's book captures the heart of an American original.”
—Daniel Blake Smith, author of the screenplays Trail of Tears and Black Indians

“This is a riveting account of the real Boone.... The brilliant final chapter, unique among Boone biographies, reveals the impact of the frontiersman's legend on the American literary canon.... This is the best of all possible Boones.”
—Michael Kammen, former president of the Organization of American Historians

“Wow. Boone is a pleasure. I wish more first-rate novelist-poets wrote biography. Robert Morgan has given us the man himself, so much more interesting and impressive than all the myths about him.”
—Richard Bausch, author of Wives and Lovers

“Boone comes fully alive in [these] pages. Morgans's objectivity gives us a completely realized man.”
Publishers Weekly

“A beautifully written biography of American scout Daniel Boone as a frontier Moses, leading his people over the western mountains to the rich promised lands of Kentucky....Strongly recommended.”
Library Journal, starred review

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