Jennifer Reese
October 19, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Boone

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

We gave it an 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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