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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion (Hardcover)

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November 2011
Following on the heels of his bestselling biography of Daniel Boone, Morgan gives readers an ambitious and authoritative work about the conquest of the American West and the 10 iconic figures who were determined to make Manifest Destiny a reality. Morgan's storytelling prowess always keeps the narrative lively, and characters like Thomas Jefferson, Sam Houston, Kit Carson, and others come beautifully to life. This is a rousing work that should be devoured by more than just history buffs. -- Sally Brewster, Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC


From Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743 to the California Gold rush in 1849, America's Manifest Destiny comes to life in Morgan 's skilled hands. Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the U.S. would stretch across the continent. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries. 496 pp. 30,000 print.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1565126262
ISBN-13: 9781565126268
Published: Shannon Ravenel Books, 10/01/2011
Pages: 496
Language: English