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David Crockett : the Lion of the West

Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Steeped in legend, shrouded in folklore, the real David Crockett, American frontiersman and cultural icon, finally emerges in this engrossing biography.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Davy Crockett; Davy Crockett; David Crockett; Davy Crockett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wallis
ISBN: 9780393067583 0393067580
OCLC Number: 775722283
Notes: Formerly CIP Uk. - Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-364) and index. - "Kilt him a b'ar" -- Born on a riverbank in Franklin -- The Crocketts arrive -- Over the mountain -- On the Nolichucky -- A boy's learning -- The Odyssey -- Rise above -- Lovesick -- Polly -- Finley's Gap -- Kentuck -- "Remember Fort Mims" -- "We shot them like dogs" -- Riding with Sharp Knife -- "Root hog or die" -- Cabin fever -- A tincture of luck -- "Itchy footed" -- "Natural born sense" -- Gentleman from the cane -- Land of the shakes -- In the eye of a "harricane" -- A fool for luck -- Big time -- "The victory is ours" -- Man without a party -- Trails of tears -- Lion of the west -- Bear-bit lion -- Go ahead -- Just a matter of time -- Gone to Texas -- Time of the comet -- El Alamo.
Description: xviii, 380 p., [16] p. of plates. : ill., maps. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Wallis.
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"Wallis' examination of the man behind the myth is both well written and engrossing." "Michael Wallis is the master frontier story teller, having chronicled everything from Billy the Kid to Highway Read more...

 
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