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Lions of the West

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Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxxiii, 497 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24994830M
ISBN 101565126262
ISBN 109781565126268

In "David Crockett: The Lion of the West," the author quotes Richard Slotkin, who once wrote, "men like Davy Crockett became national heroes by defining national aspiration in terms of so many bears destroyed, so much land preempted, so many trees hacked down, /5(). Novelist, poet and historian Morgan (Boone: A Biography, , etc.) moves in the territory between hagiography and calumny in this look at the men who made Manifest Destiny Jefferson, writes the author, seems to have been born looking west; throughout his childhood and early adulthood, he ventured farther and farther beyond the Virginia piedmont, though it was up to others.

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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion: Morgan, Robert: Books - (39).   Lions of the West by Robert Morgan; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: Pioneers, Presidents, Territorial expansion, Biography, History.


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Lions of the West by Robert Morgan is an interesting book. It is at once history, sociology and cultural studies The book is a pastiche of the history of the ever-moving American west, from Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon, through James K.

Polk's victory over Mexico in the by: 1. This review is not about Robert Morgan’s actual book, Lions of the West, it is a critique of the audio adaptation of his book. This is because the audio version was so distracting, I could not listen to it in its entirety. Translating a written work into verbal form is a difficult task/5.

Lions of the West by Robert Morgan is an interesting book. It is at once history, sociology and cultural studies The book is a pastiche of the history of the ever-moving American west, from Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of the Louisiana Territory Lions of the West book Napoleon, through James K.

Polk's victory over Mexico in the war/5(58). Lions of the West by Robert Morgan is an interesting book. It is at once history, sociology and cultural studies The book is a pastiche of the history of the ever-moving American west, from Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon, through James K.

Polk's victory over Mexico in the war/5(57). The first book to appear in the illustrious Oxford History of the United States, this critically-acclaimed volume - a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - offers an unsurpassed history of the Revolutionary War and the birth of the American republic.

Lions of the West book you listen to Lions of the West again. Why. Yes. A lot of new insight on some of America. His books teach and inspire. He gives the past, with all its heroes and villains, a new life, if not a new purpose.” —Southern Literary Review.

Minneapolis Star Tribune. Robert Morgan should be declared a national treasure, and his latest work, Lions of the West, is bound to become a classic in the study of American westward expansion.”/5(9).

In Lions of the West — Robert Morgan’s diverting, if slight, collection of historical profiles — the big cat that casts the longest shadow (in a litter of nine) is probably Andrew Jackson. But, as we learn, that brilliant statesman, strategist, and sociopath of Indian removal only rose to prominence by successfully fighting the Creeks in.

“Lions of the Westward Expansion” was a program of the Texas Book Festival held in the C-SPAN/Book TV Tent. The program opened with a festival overview and schedule information.

With illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, appendixes, notes, and time lines, Lions of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America as compelling as a grand novel. There are no customer reviews for this item yet. 10% Off Flash Sale - Today.

for a signed book. Lions of the West by Robert Morgan is an interesting book. It is at once history, sociology and cultural studies The book is a pastiche of the history of the ever-moving American west, from Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon, through James K.

Polk's victory over Mexico in the war/5. The information about Lions of the West shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.

If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. One can take a great book and ruin it with an incompatible narration. Alternatively, an average book can be transformed by a creative reading.

It is further complicated by preferred listening styles. Bearing this in mind, I found David Drummond's interpretation of Morgan's, Lions of the West, impossible to listen to/5(7).

Filled with illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, notes, and time lines, Lions of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny. About the Author. Robert Morgan is the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction—including the Oprah Book Club selection Gap Creek.

‎From Thomas Jefferson’s birth in to the California Gold Rush inAmerica’s westward expansion comes to life in the hands of a writer fascinated by the way individual lives link up, illuminate one another, and collectively impact history.

Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, d 3/5(14). “Lions of the West is a compelling and insightful history that reads like the talk of a learned companion Morgan entertains with adventures and details, both high-minded and handy. His largest achievement is something of special note here.

“Lions of the West is a compelling and insightful history that reads like the talk of a learned companion Morgan entertains with adventures and details, both high-minded and handy. His largest achievement is something of special note here.

Filled with illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, notes, and time lines, Lions of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, This authoritative and enlightening book engages the reader from the first page and holds our attention until the last.”.

Book reviews. Lions of the West Robert Morgan Review by Roger Bishop. November Robert Morgan is keenly aware that there are many ways to interpret the westward expansion of the United States of America.

He concedes that much of it was tragic, yet, he recognizes the poetry of the westward vision of Thomas Jefferson and others who advocated. "Vivid, Comprehensible cuts through decades of mythmaking." —Texas Monthly Popular culture transformed his memory into “Davy Crockett,” and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore.

In this surprising New York Times bestseller, historian Michael Wallis has cast a fresh look at the flesh-and-blood man behind one of the most celebrated figures in American history.5/5(1).

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Lions are most active at night and live in a variety of habitats but prefer grassland, savanna, dense scrub, and .Robert Morgan. Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Good histories don’t just tell stories; they make arguments.

Robert Morgan’s arguments in Lions of the West, subtle though they are, run as follows: historians and storytellers cannot help but view dramatic [ ].