Frontier Fantasies

Folklore is not history, and mythmakers hate complications. Finally we have a reliable life of Boone through the considerable efforts of John Mack Faragher, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College whose earlier book Women and Men on the Overland Trail (1979) won the American Historical Association's prestigious Frederick Jackson Turner Award.

Gregory McNamee

Gregory McNamee is the author of Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food, among many other books.

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