Daniel Boone

The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

John Mack Faragher

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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.

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Daniel Boone
Part One 
 
The dark cloud of war lifted momentarily from Kentucky in 1783, and after nearly ten bloody years the Revolution in the American West came to an inconclusive end. Daniel Boone first got word of the preliminary treaty between Britain and the United States from a messenger who rode over the mountains that spring with a badge on his hat inscribed "Peace." It turned out to be the wrong word, for after a brief respite, warfare along the Ohio River resumed and continued for another ten years as villages of Shawnees, Delawares, Mingos, and Miamis north of the

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"A richly textured portrait of a fascinating, complex man . . . Faragher's work is unique. "-San Francisco Chronicle

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John Mack Faragher

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.

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

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
November 1993
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ISBN: 9781429997065
ISBN10: 1429997060
464 pages
$9.99

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
November 1993
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ISBN: 9780805030075
ISBN10: 0805030077
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 464 pages, Includes 16 pages of black-and-white pictures
$22.00
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