by
 
Morgan, Robert, 1944-

Title
Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion / Robert Morgan.

Author
Morgan, Robert, 1944-

Call Number
920.078 MOR

Publication Date
2011.

Edition
1st ed.

Publisher
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.

Physical Description
xxiii, 497 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Notes
"A Shannon Ravenel Book."

Contents
Brief chronology of the westward expansion era -- Presidents and vice-presidents before the Civil War -- Prologue : the empire for liberty -- Thomas Jefferson : he sees the elephant -- Andrew Jackson : Old Hickory at the Bend -- John Chapman : apples and angels -- David Crockett : comedian and martyr, his life and death -- Sam Houston : the president who loved to dance -- James K. Polk : Young Hickory keeps a diary -- Winfield Scott : Old Fuss and Feathers goes to the mountain -- Kit Carson : taking Boone's Trace to the Pacific -- Nicholas Trist : the search for a father voice -- Epilogue : John Quincy Adams : Old Man Eloquent.

Summary
Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion.

Bibliography Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects
Pioneers -- United States -- Biography.
 
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
 
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
 
United States -- Territorial expansion.
 
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848.

Horizon Bib Number
1319264


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