The story of Daniel Boone is the story of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny.
Bestselling, critically acclaimed author Robert Morgan reveals the complex character of a frontiersman whose heroic life was far stranger and more fascinating than the myths that surround him.
This rich, authoritative biography offers a wholly new perspective on a man who has been an American icon for more than two hundred years—a hero as important to American history as his more political contemporaries George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Extensive endnotes, cultural and historical background material, and maps and illustrations underscore the scope of this distinguished and immensely entertaining work.
Robert Morgan is the author of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, most notably his novel Gap Creek, and Boone, his biography of Daniel Boone, both of which were national bestsellers. The recipient of an Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, he was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2010. He lives in Ithaca, New York.