“Finally, the cliché is peeled away and the essence of this utterly American character is so revealing. John Chapman comes alive here and it is a thrilling experience to escape the specific gravity of the decades of myth.”
—Ken Burns, director of The Civil War and Baseball
“This is a tremendous book…”
“We all know the caricature, but few of us know the man. Howard Means produces a feast of a story that strips away the myths of this folk-tale hero and gives us the real John Chapman and the rough-and-tumble world he lived in. This is a thoroughly fascinating and fun book.”
—Jay Winik, author of April 1865 and The Great Upheaval
“Johnny Appleseed is one of the great myths of our childhood. With insight and a lively touch, Howard Means tells us the story of the real Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman, a mystic and visionary who turns out to be a most memorable American character.”
—Evan Thomas, author of The War Lovers
To order: Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, and the American Story from Amazon.com
To contact the illustrator, Ihrie Means, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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