A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee

A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee

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by David Crockett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803263252

ISBN-13: 9780803263253

Pub. Date: 09/28/1987

Publisher: UNP - Bison Books


Even as a pup, Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger." In his own inimitable style, he describes his earliest days in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his bear hunts, and his electioneering. His reputation as a b'ar hunter (he killed 105 in one season) sent him to Congress, and he was voted in and out as…  See more details below

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Even as a pup, Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger." In his own inimitable style, he describes his earliest days in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his bear hunts, and his electioneering. His reputation as a b'ar hunter (he killed 105 in one season) sent him to Congress, and he was voted in and out as the price of cotton (and his relations with the Jacksonians) rose and fell. In 1834, when this autobiography appeared, Davy Crockett was already a folk hero with an eye on the White House. But a year later he would lose his seat in Congress and turn toward Texas and, ultimately, the Alamo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803263253
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
211
Sales rank:
663,078
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1160L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the New Editionv
Introduction to the New Editionix
Preface3
Chapter I13
Chapter II29
Chapter III45
Chapter IV57
Chapter V71
Chapter VI83
Chapter VII101
Chapter VIII115
Chapter IX125
Chapter X137
Chapter XI147
Chapter XII161
Chapter XIII166
Chapter XIV174
Chapter XV185
Chapter XVI195
Chapter XVII201

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A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This is a must read for an serious student of American history. The work shows Crockett as a very human, very American historical figure. Tennessee politics, treatment of native Americans, class struggle regarding land claims, the birth of Texas, the career of Andrew Jackson and other historical developments are made more realistic and clear to the 21st Century reader after reading this volume. The language is colorful. From the Trail of Tears to the Alamo, the book is clearly an important historical work.