Lions of the West

Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion
Product Number: EB00006188
Released: Aug 21, 2012
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ISBN: #9781616201791
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From Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743 to the California Gold Rush in 1849, America'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, dreamed that the United States would stretch across the North American continent, from ocean to ocean. The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans 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 stories—and those of the nameless thousands who risked their lives to settle on the frontier, displacing thou- sands of Native Americans—form an extraordinary chapter in American history that led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War. 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.

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Author(s): Robert Morgan
Original Publish Date: Aug 21, 2012

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Author(s): Robert Morgan
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Genre: History
Product Number DD1541
Released: Nov 15, 2011
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611746693
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Author(s): Robert Morgan
Narrator(s): David Drummond
Genre: History
Product Number Z100020658
Released: Nov 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611746709

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