James Fenimore Cooper
The Early YearsBook - 2007
The first treatment of Coopers life based on full access to his family papers, Franklin relates that the authors life is the story of how, in literature and countless other endeavors, Americans sought to solidify their independence from Britain and stipulate what the maturing republic was to become.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 
Characteristics: xxxiv, 708 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm