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Title:
Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion / Robert Morgan.
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.
Horizon Bib Number:
1319264
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