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Boone

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Boone

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Brooks Hansen, Nick Davis
publisher:
Summit
genre:
Fiction, Romance

We gave it a B+

From the crisp first sentence of Boone—”Forget the coonskin cap; he never wore one”—novelist Robert Morgan (Gap Creek) stakes a fresh claim on the life of famed 18th-century frontiersman Daniel Boone. In this long, passionate, and authoritative bio, Morgan traces Boone’s ”fiddle-footed” ancestors from Quaker England to Pennsylvania, sorts out the myths and half-truths surrounding his exploits, and analyzes his legacy. The man that emerges is unschooled yet brilliant, a genius at negotiating with the Indians and reading the wilderness, though, tragically, a complete failure at prospering in the white settlements he helped to found. B+

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