Opening the Kentucky wilderness to European-American settlers, Daniel Boone led an incredible life of adventure and danger. One of America's frontier legends, learn how this skilled and clever woodsman went out to seek for new territory, found animals, was captured by Indians (and made peace with them later), and would lead settlers through the Cumberland Gap. 159 indexed pages, softcover.
Daniel Boone opened up the American west; more than 200,000 settlers poured into Kentucky on the Wilderness Road he helped establish. John Mason Brown’s classic biography brilliantly depicts Boone’s life and times, delving into all the complexities of this fascinating man as well as the landmark historical events he lived through—including the Revolutionary War and Louisiana Purchase.
“The author…makes of him a real man rather than a myth…The style combines good literary quality with the vigor and forcefulness the subject deserves.” —Chicago Children’s Book Center
“Gives a vivid picture of the dangers of the frontier.” —Library Journal
“Especially recommended.” —Wilson Library Guide
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