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Publisher's Summary

In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than 50 years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays America's famous frontier hero while illuminating the American hero-making process itself. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boone's own hand, and a treasure trove of reminiscences gathered by 19th-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.
©1992 John Mack Faragher (P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Well-written and immensely satisfying in several ways, this biography separates myth from fact while also showing that this is a man about whom legends have been made.... Boone speaks to the American spirit in an elemental way that is wonderfully conveyed by this author, in a book that readers will find memorable." ( School Library Journal)
"Tom Parker read this with a quiet voice, using a variety of expressions and intonations. Faragher's story, combined with Parker's narration, aids in the digestion of this new insight into early American history." ( Library Journal)
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4 out of 5 stars
By James P Carter on 11-11-13

Excellent book for history readers

I enjoy history and hence enjoyed this book. The author does an excellent job of attempting to separate fact from fiction. He gives us the man, Daniel Boone, with his all his faults and attributes. This book is extremely well researched and the writer has clearly attempted to present an honest version of this man's life. I came away feeling like I know who Mr. Boone was and what he was about. I was sad when he died and this tells me the author did his job.

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4 out of 5 stars
By James demby on 05-26-16

good, learned a good bit

not bad for a historical audio book. Not the world's biggest page turner. but enjoyable and not a snoozer. I was driving back to Raleigh from Louisville, and stopping in the Cumberland Gap, so I put this on. really cool part of American history that is not emphasized much anymore, so I enjoyed learning some new things.

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