A sketch of the life and character of Daniel Boone /
by Peter Houston ; edited by Ted Franklin Belue.
1st ed.
Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, c1997.
x, 81 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, c1997.
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Originally written in 1842 as a letter in response to a request from the author's grandson.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-77) and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-03-15:
Stolen from a carriage in 1887, frontiersman Houston's reminiscence of his experiences with Daniel Boone survives only because another copy had been transcribed. Edited here by historian Belue, the book describes Boone's first penetrations into Kentucky, with a strong emphasis on Indian battles. The slim volume is fleshed out with some of the author's correspondence and lengthy endnotes. The narrative itself is inchoate and difficult for the uninitiated to follow, and the absence of chaptering or any other typographical breaks does not help. Although most of the individual episodes Houston describes are interesting, the lack of context and the brief portion of Boone's life covered will make most general readers long for a conventional biography. Public libraries in Kentucky will want this book, but elsewhere its audience will be academic.‘Fritz Buckallew, Univ. of Central Oklahoma Lib., Edmond (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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In response to a request from his grandson, in 1842, Houston wrote his recollections about the famous American woodsman, Daniel Boone. Spanning decades, the memoir is a veritable trove of early Americana brimming with fantastic tales.
Long Description
Filled with vivid details of Boone's exploits in Kentucky, as well as precise descriptions of the dress, religion, and language of early Americana.
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In 1842 Peter Houston, an original settler of Boone's Station, Kentucky (established 1779) wrote his recollections about the famous woodsman, Daniel Boone.Edited by Ted Franklin Belue.

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