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Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion / Robert Morgan.

Authors: Morgan, Robert, 1944-
Call number: 920.078 MOR
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.
Publication date: 2011.
Subject: Pioneers -- United States -- Biography.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
West (U.S.) -- History -- To 1848.
Title: Lions of the West : heroes and villains of the westward expansion / Robert Morgan.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: xxiii, 497 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents note: 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.
Notes: "A Shannon Ravenel Book."
Summary note: Traces the lives of 10 Americans who played significant roles in the country's westward expansion.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781565126268
1565126262
LCCN: 2011023832
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1319264
Bib No.: 1319264

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