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Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer | [John Mack Faragher]

Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer

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 nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher uses the methods of new social history to create a portrait of the man and the times he helped shape.
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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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    James P Carter PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, US 11-11-13
    James P Carter PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, US 11-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "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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    Nathan OOLTEWAH, TN, United States 06-01-12
    Nathan OOLTEWAH, TN, United States 06-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A good analysis of a good man"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, especially if that friend has an interest in early American history, the frontier or is enthralled with the wilderness in general.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the anecdotes about Boone's life. I like that Boone is portrayed as a hero not because of the tall tales people tell about him but because of his simple courage, persistence and hardihood.


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

    The way he says "Boone" is very unique and I found my self mimicking it out-loud.


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

    I listen to my audio books as I drive, so I don't know how I would like it in more than 30 minute bights.


    Any additional comments?

    Here we have a common man being uplifted; because of this, he is a true American hero.

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    Bruce M. Anderson Houston, Texas United States 02-13-11
    Bruce M. Anderson Houston, Texas United States 02-13-11 Member Since 2005
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    "This guy was just not very interesting"

    I have read a lot of interesting history books and this was not one of them. Not an issue with the author or reader. It was old Daniel himself who was the problem. Here is the bottom line.. He was a frontier back woodsman who was a very good hunter and blazed trails where others had gone before. He sired lots of kids and left his wife for months and years at time to go hunting and trapping.. There is some lore here and there and that's it. Most of the narrative is simply mundane. I am sure he thought he led a interesting life but to hear about it was not that interesting. He did have a good publicist though. Someone wrote about his exploits and he became popular, not here, but in England. Others picked up on it and more and more tall tales were told, some by him. And that's it!!

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