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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Born on a mountaintop.
New York : Crown Trade Group, ©2012
|Named Person:||Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett|
|Material Type:||Biography, Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780307720917 0307720918 129920810X 9781299208100|
|Description:||1 online resource : illustrations, maps|
|Contents:||"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" --
"Crockett goes a-head, though dead" --
"The whole country came unglued" --
Soldiers in the Crockett wars --
The ghosts of Davy Crockett.
An American icon: Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times, repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In fact, one could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David, before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Bob Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from his birthplace in East Tennessee, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love, and are still willing to fight over his life and legacy. More than just a bold new biography of one of the great American heroes, Thompson's rich mix of scholarship, reportage, humor, and exploration of modern Crockett landscapes brings Davy Crockett's impact on the American imagination vividly to life.--From publisher description.
- Crockett, Davy, -- 1786-1836.
- Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Biography.
- Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
- United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography.
- Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
- Crockett, Davy, -- 1786-1836 -- Homes and haunts.
- Crockett, Davy, -- 1786-1836 -- Public opinion.
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
- HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
- United States. -- Congress. -- House.
- Public opinion.
- Texas -- San Antonio.
- United States.