From the crisp first sentence of Boone—”Forget the coonskin cap; he never wore one”—novelist Robert Morgan (Gap Creek) stakes a fresh claim on the life of famed 18th-century frontiersman Daniel Boone. In this long, passionate, and authoritative bio, Morgan traces Boone’s ”fiddle-footed” ancestors from Quaker England to Pennsylvania, sorts out the myths and half-truths surrounding his exploits, and analyzes his legacy. The man that emerges is unschooled yet brilliant, a genius at negotiating with the Indians and reading the wilderness, though, tragically, a complete failure at prospering in the white settlements he helped to found. B+
Boone From the crisp first sentence of Boone—''Forget the coonskin cap; he never wore one''—novelist Robert Morgan (Gap...BooneNonfiction, BiographyRobert Morgan From the crisp first sentence of Boone—''Forget the coonskin cap; he never wore one''—novelist Robert Morgan (Gap...2007-10-19Shannon Ravenel Books
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography; Author: Robert Morgan; Publisher: Shannon Ravenel Books
Posted October 19 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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