David Crockett: The Lion of the West

David Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis, John Pruden epub pdf fb2

Title: David Crockett: The Lion of the West
Author: Michael Wallis, John Pruden
ISBN10: 1452650683
ISBN13: 978-1452650685
Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (May 18, 2011)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
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David Crockett: The Lion of the West by Michael Wallis, John Pruden


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His name was David Crockett. He never signed his name any other way, but popular culture transformed his memory into "Davy Crockett," and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. Bestselling historian Michael Wallis casts a fresh look at the frontiersman, storyteller, and politician behind these legendary stories. Born into a humble Tennessee family in 1786, Crockett never "killed him a b'ar" when he was only three. But he did cut a huge swath across early-nineteenth-century America-as a bear hunter, a frontier explorer, a soldier serving under Andrew Jackson, an unlikely congressman, and, finally, a martyr in his now-controversial death at the Alamo. Wallis's David Crockett is more than a riveting story. It is a revelatory, authoritative biography that separates fact from fiction, providing us with an extraordinary evocation of a true American hero and the rough-and-tumble times in which he lived.