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Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier

Auteur : Bob Thompson
Éditeur : New York : Crown Trade Group, [2012] 1212
Édition/format :   Livre : Biographie : Anglais : First editionVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. One could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Bob Thompson
ISBN : 9780307720894 0307720896
Numéro OCLC : 795758074
Description : 375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu : "Play that song again" --
Remember Kings Mountain! --
The ballad of Polly Finley --
David Crockett, Indian fighter --
Go west, poor man --
Crockett goes rogue --
"Don't get above your raisin'" --
"The richest country in the world" --
"Crocket goes a-head, though dead" --
"The whole country came unglued" --
Soldiers in the Crocket wars --
The ghosts of Davy Crockett.
Responsabilité : Bob Thompson.

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As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. One could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love and are still willing to fight over Davy's life and legacy.

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