Lions Of The West: Heroes And Villains Of The Westward Expansion by Robert Morgan

Lions Of The West

From Goodreads: “The bestselling historian and biographer of Boone turns his storytelling genius to the lives of ten American legends, each caught in the act of securing America’s past. 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 a writer fascinated by the way individual lives collectively impact history. “

The nice thing about this book is that it gives a brief history of each of these men and their role in securing America’s borders as we know them today.  Some I was already familiar with through previous history books I’ve read, but others, such as Johnny Appleseed, James K. Polk and Sam Houston revealed interesting tidbits of  which I was previously unaware.  This is the kind of book at that whets the appetite and encourages you to learn more about U.S. history.

4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2011
496 pages

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About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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