Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer by John Mack FaragherWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography for 1993
In the first and most reliable biography of Daniel Boone in more than fifty years, award-winning historian Faragher brilliantly portrays Americas famous frontier hero. Drawing from popular narrative, the public record, scraps of documentation from Boones own hand, and a treasure of reminiscence gathered by nineteenth-century antiquarians, Faragher uses the methods of new social history to create a portrait of the man and the times he helped shape. Blending themes from a much vitalized Western and frontier history with the words and ideas of ordinary people, Faragher has produced a book that will stand as the definitive life of Daniel Boone for decades to come, and one that illuminates the frontier world of Boone like no other.
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Such a Long Journey
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all. Life is like unto a long journey with a heavy burden. I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment. Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.
A journey , after all, neither begins in the instant we set out, nor ends when we have reached our door step once again. It starts much earlier and is really never over , because the film of memory continues running on inside of us long after we have come to a physical standstill. Indeed, there exists something like a contagion of travel, and the disease is essentially incurable. Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The journey was a surreal dream. You go from one place to another place, and on to somewhere else again, and already behind you there is no trace that you were ever there.
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Such a Long Journey is a novel by Rohinton Mistry. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won several other awards. In the book made headlines when it was withdrawn from the University of Mumbai 's English syllabus after complaints from the family of the Shiv Sena politician Bal Thackeray. Such a Long Journey takes place in Bombay present-day Mumbai in the year The novel's protagonist is a hard-working bank clerk Gustad Noble, a member of the Parsi community and a devoted family man struggling to keep his wife Dilnavaz, and three children out of poverty. But his family begins to fall apart as his eldest son Sohrab refuses to attend the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology to which he has gained admittance and his youngest daughter, Roshan, falls ill.
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