David Crockett His Life and Adventures

David Crockett His Life and Adventures

by John S. C. Abbott
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David Crockett His Life and Adventures by John S. C. Abbott

David Crockett certainly was not a model man. But he was a representative man. He was conspicuously one of a very numerous class, still existing, and which has heretofore exerted a very powerful influence over this republic. As such, his wild and wondrous life is worthy of the study of every patriot. Of this class, their modes of life and habits of thought, the majority of our citizens know as little as they do of the manners and customs of the Comanche Indians.
No man can make his name known to the forty millions of this great and busy republic who has not something very remarkable in his character or his career. But there is probably not an adult American, in all these widespread States, who has not heard of David Crockett. His life is a veritable romance, with the additional charm of unquestionable truth. It opens to the reader scenes in the lives of the lowly, and a state of semi-civilization, of which but few of them can have the faintest idea.
It has not been my object, in this narrative, to defend Colonel Crockett or to condemn him, but to present his peculiar character exactly as it was. I have therefore been constrained to insert some things which I would gladly have omitted.

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ISBN-13: 9781979748049
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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David Crockett: his life and adventures 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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What the blurb from B&N does not make clear is that (1) this is a copy of a book published at the end of the 19th century (2) on my Glowlight, which has a slightly smaller viewing area than my previous Nook, several lines of print at the bottom of each page may not be viewed (3) my Nook did not allow me to resize the font. The text is charming and worth reading if only to see a 19th century take on a legendary figure. However, the technical difficulties make it hard to read.