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David Crockett : hero of the common man

Author: Bill Groneman
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2007.
Series: American heroes series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First pbk. editionView all editions and formats
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Perhaps no other figure in American history is more shrouded in myth and legend than David ("Davy") Crockett, the Tennessee frontiersman whose death at the Alamo in 1836 ensured his place in the Valhalla of American heroes. Crockett himself was responsible for much of the folklore about his life. A gregarious, fun-loving man, he was more than capable of spinning tall tales over a "horn" of liquor. The truth of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Groneman, Bill.
David Crockett.
(OCoLC)82545988
Named Person: Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Groneman
ISBN: 9781466839762 1466839767
OCLC Number: 904440301
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Series Title: American heroes series.
Responsibility: William Groneman, III.

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Perhaps no other figure in American history is more shrouded in myth and legend than David ("Davy") Crockett, the Tennessee frontiersman whose death at the Alamo in 1836 ensured his place in the Valhalla of American heroes. Crockett himself was responsible for much of the folklore about his life. A gregarious, fun-loving man, he was more than capable of spinning tall tales over a "horn" of liquor. The truth of his life, as William Groneman emphasizes in this book, was far more fascinating than the myth. David Crockett was a true self-made man who left home at the age of twelve. His adventures--hunting and exploring, serving as a soldier under Andrew Jackson in the Creek Indian War of 1813, a political career that took him to the United States Congress, an incessant search for "elbow room" that drew him to Texas-these were the real fabric of a heroic life. In writing of the "historical Crockett," Groneman, a world authority on the Alamo and its defenders, dispels the myths to uncover the genuine hero. He writes at length of the defense of the Alamo, describes how Crockett's reputation and heroism have been tainted by revisionist historians, and presents new evidence that the Tennessean actually left the Alamo during the siege to bring in reinforcements. Although safely outside the walls, he fought his way back in to rejoin his friends for the final, fatal, battle. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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