Robert Morgan discusses Lions of the West

EVENT:  Robert Morgan discusses his new book Lions of The West: Heroes and Villains of The Westward Expansion.

AUTHOR:  Robert Morgan, the bestselling historian and biographer of BOONE, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, now turns his storytelling genius to the lives of ten American legends in Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westwards Expansion who helped achieve America’s Manifest Destiny.  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.  Thomas Jefferson first envisioned a United States that stretched across the continent from ocean to ocean.  The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits pushed the westward boundaries.  Their stories and the stories of the nameless thousands who risked their lives to settle the frontier form an extraordinary chapter in American history that led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War.  Without them, the United States might well have ended at the Arkansas border.  It is filled with illustrations, portraits, maps, battle plans, and timelines throughout.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Johnson County Library, Central Resource Library, 9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  This Event is OPEN to the Public.  Walk-Ins are Welcome!  The author will sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books before, during and at this Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Robert Morgan will discuss his Book, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.  A Booksigning will follow the discussion.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Johnson County Library, Central Resource Library
9875 W 87th Street
66212 Overland Park
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Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781565126268
Availability: Backordered
Published: Shannon Ravenel Books - October 18th, 2011

From Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743 to the California Gold rush in
1849, America's Manifest destiny comes to life in Robert Morgan 's
skilled hands.  Jefferson, a naturalist and visionary, dreamed that the
United States would stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean.  The account of how that dream became reality unfolds in the stories of
Jefferson and nine other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust
for land pushed the westward boundaries: Andrew Jackson, John Johnny
Appleseed Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield
Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams.  Their tenacity
was matched only by that of their enemies the Mexican army under Santa
Anna at the Alamo, the Comanche and Apache Indians, and the forbidding
geography itself. Known also for his powerful fiction: Gap Creek, The Truest Pleasure, and Brave Enemies, Morgan uses his skill at
characterization to give life to the personalities of these ten
Americans without whom the United States might well have ended at the
Arkansas border.  Their stories and those of the nameless thousands who
risked their lives to settle on the frontier, displacing thousands of
Native Americans form an extraordinary chapter in American history that
led directly to the cataclysm of the Civil War.With illustrations,
portraits, maps, battle plans, appendixes, notes, and time lines, Lions
of the West is a richly authoritative biography of America as
compelling as a grand novel.


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