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Boone: A Biography | [Robert Morgan]

Boone: A Biography

Robert Morgan's Gap Creek was an Oprah's Book Club selection and a phenomenal New York Times best-seller. Here he turns his talent to chronicling the life of American frontier legend Daniel Boone.
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Publisher's Summary

Robert Morgan's Gap Creek was an Oprah's Book Club selection and a phenomenal New York Times best-seller. Here he turns his talent to chronicling the life of American frontier legend Daniel Boone.

©2007 Robert Morgan; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"[An] absorbing and stirring chronicle of the great frontiersman." (Booklist, starred review)

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    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-17-12
    C. Telfair Shepherdstown, WV, United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2006

    Audible has changed my life! Dry , itchy eyes were destroying one of my greatest pleasures - reading. Now I am experiencing books again!

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    "More than a Coonskin Cap!"

    This biography is a revelation. Those of us who knew Boone mainly as a Disney-like character who wanted "elbow room" will learn a lot about Daniel Boone and his life and times. Faults are not ignored, and we see a man who both represented and outlived the earliest days of the American dream of exploration and adventure.

    This is a long book and may contain more detail than many people want, but it is none the less a fascinating tale. Boone may have become an iconic character of the American expansion story, but he was also an interesting man of many dimensions. One comes away from this book with a more realistic view of early America, of the tall-tales about our heroes, and of this particular man. Does our modern PC view of the treatment of Indians, of greed and destruction of the environment diminish the heroes of old? Of course, but seeing men like Boone in a historical and more realistic light gives a needed perspective to our folktales.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 03-11-10
    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 03-11-10 Member Since 2008
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    "A movie for your mind"

    Very well constructed, written and narrated, I had a hard time putting it down.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Centerville, GA, USA 07-19-10
    Terry Centerville, GA, USA 07-19-10
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    "Excellent"

    The best Boone biography I have read. Fresh and authentic.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ronnie Mars, PA, United States 12-23-11
    Ronnie Mars, PA, United States 12-23-11 Member Since 2009

    Say something about yourself!

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    "give it a shot"

    the book is very interesting to hear the truth about how Boone really was instead of the hero everyone talks of

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    bill Sheffield Village, OH, United States 06-04-13
    bill Sheffield Village, OH, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Quiet Man brought to life by a great read."
    What did you love best about Boone?

    Every American 8th grader should read this book, but that will not happen.


    What other book might you compare Boone to and why?

    Northwest Passage, as it tells you about men that will not accept a horizon.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, this book is meant to be absorbed slowly and to be truthful those that read or listen to a book at one sitting miss so much.


    Any additional comments?

    A true American icon this Boone was, but children will never know how important he was in opening up the West.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Randy Pueblo, CO, United States 08-13-12
    Randy Pueblo, CO, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Worth the Price"
    Would you listen to Boone again? Why?

    Yes, because I am a history buff and this book was long and detailed.


    What does James Jenner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Convenience. This book was long and I would not have spent the time to read it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Lincoln, CA, United States 12-12-10
    Tom Lincoln, CA, United States 12-12-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Boone a biography"

    This brought me to a better history of events regarding Boone and his play into history. This was a better understanding of what really happend instead of the stuff you saw on TV

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Lutz, FL, United States 01-03-11
    Stephen Lutz, FL, United States 01-03-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Oh Boy!!!"

    Ok, I grew up in a place called, Boones Creek Tennessee, This place is mentioned in the book along with the stories that go with the area. I use to go fishing in a rock quarry that was probably 500 yards from the famous “D. Boon Cilled a Bar on [this] tree in the year 1760” tree. I went to Boones Creek Middle School, whos mascot was the Bars, yes it was spelled that way. I graduated from Daniel Boone High School, in Tennessee in 1989. However, about 6 chapters in to this book I determined that I really did not give two cents about Daniel Boon anymore. I have not finished the book, I will at some point, I am picking it up for short times between other books, but it is very boring to me. How many times can you read about someone cutting down a tree and building a fort? How many times can you hear about a dude, getting robed by Indians, but they liked him so they let him go? A lot of the same things happened to him over and over and over again to the point that I just did not care anymore…

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bebe El Dorado, AR, United States 11-27-10
    Bebe El Dorado, AR, United States 11-27-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Thank goodness it's over!"

    This book was like being caught at a family reunion by the uncle who won't shut up. Didn't this author have an editor! How could such an interesting and exciting life such as Boone's be made so dull.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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