With the autumn evenings creeping in its time to snuggle up with a good book. James Fenimore Cooper was the author of The Last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The
Deerslayer, The Pioneers and much more.
If you want to learn more about Cooper we have a great biography by Nick Louras. It examines how the author was was a provocative figure, ultimately disillusioned with American
democracy. He spent his boyhood in the wilds of the frontier, served as a merchant sailor and naval officer, traveled the courts of Europe in an age of upheaval and returned home to scandal and
controversy. He conquered the literary world only to fall victim to his own fame. In the first popular biography of Cooper in a generation, historian Nick Louras brings the man and his age vividly to
Cooper's life (and the historical epoch with which it coincided) is well handled in this new biography. Nick Louras is a first-rate historian and writer. He weaves together the close-up details of a human life with the sweeping drama of history and politics, drawing intelligent, provocative and often unexpected conclusions. This book is recommended to readers with an interest in American history. Midwest Book Review
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