David Crockett: The Lion of the West, Michael Wallis
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David Crockett: The Lion of the West

Author: Michael Wallis

Narrator: John Pruden

Unabridged: 9 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 05/18/2011

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Adventurers & Explorers

Synopsis

His name was David Crockett. He never signed his name any other way, but popular culture transformed his memory into "Davy Crockett," and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. Bestselling historian Michael Wallis casts a fresh look at the frontiersman, storyteller, and politician behind these legendary stories. Born into a humble Tennessee family in 1786, Crockett never "killed him a b'ar" when he was only three. But he did cut a huge swath across early-nineteenth-century America—as a bear hunter, a frontier explorer, a soldier serving under Andrew Jackson, an unlikely congressman, and, finally, a martyr in his now-controversial death at the Alamo. Wallis's David Crockett is more than a riveting story. It is a revelatory, authoritative biography that separates fact from fiction, providing us with an extraordinary evocation of a true American hero and the rough-and-tumble times in which he lived.

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