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

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

Author
Morgan, Robert, 1944-

ISBN
9781565126268

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

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

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.

Abstract
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.

Format
Book

General Note
"A Shannon Ravenel Book."


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookHISTORY US 978.02 UNIT32530607204524Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area