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In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty 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. 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.

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  • “A richly textured portrait of a fascinating, complex man…Faragher’s work is unique.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Boone is worthy of historical attention as a personification of the westward movement. Faragher has written an absorbing, definitive biography.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Grover Gardner] reads this with a quiet voice, using a variety of expressions and intonations. Faragher’s story, combined with [Gardner’s] narration, aids in the digestion of this new insight into early American history.” 

    Library Journal

  • “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

  • Winner of the 1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
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