Lions of the West : Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-08-21
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co

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From Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743 to the California Gold rush in 1849. America's Manifest destiny comes to life in the skilled hands of bestselling author Robert Morgan. Thomas Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine others whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams. Their tenacity was matched only by that of their enemies-the Mexican army under Santa Anna at the Alamo, the Comanche and Apache Indians, and the forbidding geography itself. 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.

Table of Contents

List of Mapsp. x
Brief Chronology of the Westward Expansion Erap. xi
Presidents and Vice Presidents before the Civil Warp. xvi
Prologue. The Empire for Libertyp. xvii
Seeing the Elephantp. 1
Old Hickory at the Bendp. 45
Apples and Angelsp. 90
Comedian and Martyr, His Life and Deathp. 114
The President Who Loved to Dancep. 151
Young Hickory Keeps a Diaryp. 195
Old Fuss and Feathers Goes to the Mountainp. 257
Taking Boone's Trace to the Pacificp. 306
The Search for a Father Voicep. 351
Epilogue: Old Man Eloquentp. 392
Acknowledgmentsp. 413
Notesp. 417
Bibliographyp. 461
Indexp. 469
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