David Crockett

David Crockett

The Lion of the West

Book - 2011
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Popular culture transformed his memory into "Davy Crockett," and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. In this surprising New York Times bestseller, historian Michael Wallis has cast a fresh look at the flesh-and-blood man behind one of the most celebrated figures in American history. More than a riveting story, Wallis's David Crockett is a revelatory, authoritative biography that separates fact from fiction and provides us with an extraordinary evocation of not only a true American hero but also the rough-and-tumble times in which he lived.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2011]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780393067583
Characteristics: xviii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Lion of the West


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Nov 19, 2012

An interesting read, especially because of the later mythologizing that happened to the man's reputation.

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