Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion
Morgan, Robert, 1944-

Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion

Morgan, Robert, 1944-


Publication Information
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.

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

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.

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

Subject Term
Pioneers -- United States -- Biography.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

Geographic Term
United States -- Territorial expansion.
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848.


General Note
"A Shannon Ravenel Book."

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookHISTORY US 978.02 UNIT32530607204524Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area