Daniel Boone

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Daniel Boone
  • John Mack Faragher
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 0805030077

About the Author: John Mack Faragher

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Daniel Boone Winner Of The Los Angeles Times Book Prize For Biography For 1993In The First And Most Reliable Biography Of Daniel Boone In Than Fifty Years, Award Winning Historian Faragher Brilliantly Portrays America S Famous Frontier Hero Drawing From Popular Narrative, The Public Record, Scraps Of Documentation From Boone S Own Hand, And A Treasure Of Reminiscence 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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10 thoughts on “Daniel Boone

  1. Richard says:

    There s so much good historical biography out there, and it seems to always be getting better John Mack Faragher s Daniel Boone The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer is a perfect example This first paperback edition actually dates to 1993, but the professor of American History at Yale has written a book which will prove invaluable to historians and casual history readers for a long time Daniel Boone s life represents different values to different people One of the most important serv There s so much good historical biography out there, and it seems to always be getting better John Mack Faragher s Daniel Boone The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer is a perfect example This first paperback edition actually dates to 1993, but the professor of American History at Yale has written a book which will prove invaluable to historians and casual history readers for a long time Daniel Boone s life represents different values to different people One of the most important services performed by Faragher is his acknowledgement that succeeding generations of Americans have painted him in the colors of the fighting frontiersman and forest philosopher appropriate to the sentiments of his contemporaries who espoused the values of the Enlightenment, or as the divinlely appointed pathfinder and precur...

  2. Sherwood Smith says:

    The thing I really love about modern scholarship is not just that the women get their voices heard, but ordinary people Also, older biographies tended to either be stiff reports of facts without any motivation, hagiographies, or else salacious delvings into sexual antics The sex lives of powerful people I think anyway are only interesting in not whether they did it or not, but why, and how their passions influenced their actions.So, to bring this ramble to Daniel Boone, I never cared whet The thing I really love about modern scholarship is not just that the women get their voices heard, but ordinary people Also, older biographies tended to either be stiff reports of facts without any motivation, hagiographies, or else salacious delvings into sexual antics The sex...

  3. Sherry Chandler says:

    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.

  4. Amy Sturgis says:

    I would give this a 3.5 rating if I could I wanted to read one of the biographies of Daniel Boone While it is repetitive and at times defiant of linear narrative structure, this book does a solid job of discussing both the man and the legend, while trying to untangle one from the other.

  5. Ginette Seare says:

    I don t know that everyone would like this book, but it was fascinating to me It s hard to imagine what people on the frontier went through, so that s why stories like this build out the picture well.

  6. Michael Walker says:

    An outstanding treatment of the legendary American pioneer

  7. Justin Tapp says:

    Daniel Boone The Life of an American Legend and Pioneer by John Mack Faragher I started this audio book when we were in the U.S traveling up and down I 75 through Kentucky It s fun to hear an historic place mentioned in a book and look up and see that the same place is at the next interstate exit This boo...

  8. Robert Downes says:

    This book is as much about Daniel Boone s times as it is about the pioneer, who managed to become something of a pop star in his own time, even though he lived in what was then the wilds of Kentucky While still a fairly young man, he was discovered by a popular novelist who wrote dozens of cheap, bestselling books about his real and imagined exploits, spreading his fame as far away as Europe Boone often lived and dressed as an Indian and was happiest when he was roaming ...

  9. Tony Laplume says:

    A remarkably conceived synthesis and debunking of Daniel Boone lore, Faragher ultimately opens the book so wide it s kind of disappointing.I ve read my share of biographies over the years, including portraits of illusive historical figures where the record can t definitely conclude what s true and what s merely legend John Mack Faragher has obviously done considerable research, both in previous attempts at a Boone biography, and into the folklore and into the lives of Boone s biographers themse A remarkably conceived synthesis and debunking of Daniel Boone lore, Faragher ultimately opens the book so wide it s kind of disappointing.I ve read my share of biographies over the years, including portraits of illusive historical figures where the record can t definitely conclude what s true and what s merely legend John Mack Faragher has obviously done considerable research, both in previous attempts at a Boone biography, and into the folklore and into the lives of Boone s biographers themselves The results are comprehensive, and at times stifling You get the sense that Faragher wrote this out of anger, and that his temper sometimes shows through the veneer of objective historian he otherwise portrays with aplomb.Themyth he explodes, however, thethe reader wants Faragher to skim less over the tricky parts, ...

  10. Susan Webb says:

    From a review I wrote for a class I m taking on American Frontiers Historian John Mack Faragher pieces together Boone s life as an emblem of the complex and still controversial history of America s frontier past Boone s role in that history is ambiguous and conflicted, the author suggests, paralleling the ambiguity and contested nature of the history itself Written in 1992, this is a complex story that is relevant today as the meaning of America continues to be debated He tells a good stor From a review I wrote for a class I m taking on American Frontiers Historian John Mack Faragher pieces together Boone s life as an emblem of...