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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mack Faragher Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781504628754
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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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About the Author
Author John Mack FaragherJohn Mack Faragher is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History at Yale University. He is the author of Women and Men on the Overland Trail, for which he received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, and the acclaimed Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie.
About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.