In his introduction to this edition of Daniel Boone: Master of the Wilderness, Michael A. Lofaro, a professor of English at the University of Tennessee and the author of The Life and Adventures of Daniel Boone, assesses John Bakeless's achievement: "After fifty years his is still the standard by which all other biographies of the frontiersman are judged."
About the Author
John Edwin Bakeless was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on December 30th, 1894. He wrote several biographies of America’s early explorers. Among his most well-known works are Lewis and Clark, Partners in Discovery, and Daniel Boone, Master of the Wilderness.