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    Thomas 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, 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.

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

    ©2011 Original material Robert Morgan. Recorded by arrangement with Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc. (P)2011 HighBridge Company

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    • Chelsey
    • 11/05/2016

    Pretty good

    Some chapters very enjoyable. I loved the chapters about johnny appleseed, kit carson and davey crocket, great! I thought there was too much info regarding the presidents and way too much on diff battles with mexico.

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    • matt
    • 21/03/2016

    Good read

    Informative about early American history and how the borders were expanded and set. Let's you get a feel for the men and their personalities, that had power and authority over the expansion itself.

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    • David EL
    • 23/10/2019

    U.S. Expansion Pre-Reconstruction

    A detailed collection of events and history makers regarding the U.S. expansion from D.C. westward
    Some Chapters get bogged down in the details that will have some skipping along the chapters. For me, I learned about regional settlements in and around the variety of cities I have lived.
    While an educating read, it is not for everyone.

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    • terrill
    • 28/04/2013

    History can be fun

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, very interesting and fun to listen to. a lot of information

    Who was your favorite character and why?


    sam houston

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    • dj
    • 09/08/2012

    History made fun

    Would you listen to Lions of the West again? Why?

    Yes. A lot of new insight on some of America's most loved pioneers

    Which scene was your favorite?

    As a Tennessean, I loved listening about some of our favorite sons. Davy Crockett , Sam Houston etc.