Format:
Book
Title:
David Crockett : the Lion of the West / Michael Wallis.
Author:
Wallis, Michael, 1945-
Call Number:
976.804092 CROCKETT
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Description:
xviii, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the legendary frontiersman, soldier, and martyr examines his life--from hunting bears in the unspoiled countryside to helping defend the Alamo--and aims to dispel long-held myths.
Subjects:
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
Contents:
"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.
ISBN:
9780393067583 (hardcover)
0393067580 (hardcover)