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Download Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (130 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mack Faragher Narrator: Tom Parker Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry Chandler | 3/2/2013

    " In this highly readable book, Faragher undertakes to separate the life from the legend of Daniel Boone. His goal is not to be a an iconoclast but to understand why it is that the legends have persisted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Graham | 10/31/2012

    " A very detailed and thorough treatment of Daniel Boone's life. This book seemed very objective, and was meticulously researched. The events of Boone's life were discussed to separate fact from fiction as well as it could have been done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 9/11/2012

    " very interesting and what a rough life he had "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Butch | 3/19/2011

    " Well written and a intriguing look at a true American pioneer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Jr. | 10/5/2010

    " I've read a number of Daniel Boone biographies, and of those I've read, I believe this one is the most thorough and provides the best look at Boone's life. If you're only going to read one Daniel Boone biography, make it Faragher's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank Kuron | 10/3/2010

    " Detailed honest look at Boone's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarallyn | 6/1/2010

    " As a westerner myself this was a startling revelation of how brutal my glorified family history actually was. America is just as bloody and brutal as any empire that came before. Shocked, disgusted, and a little disheartened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 4/16/2009

    " Okay, so I didn't technically read all of this book. I read parts here and there to finish my assignments. It seemed well-written and a good rendering of the history of the American West. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bud | 3/4/2009

    " Great overview, representing more recent understanding of Western history. "

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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.