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Title:
Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier / Bob Thompson.
Call Number:
B Crockett, Davy THO
Publication Date:
[2012]
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher:
New York : Crown Trade Group, [2012]
Physical Description:
375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
"Play that song again" -- Remember Kings Mountain! -- The ballad of Polly Finley -- David Crockett, Indian fighter -- Go west, poor man -- Crockett goes rogue -- "Don't get above your raisin'" -- "The richest country in the world" -- "Crocket goes a-head, though dead" -- "The whole country came unglued" -- Soldiers in the Crocket wars -- The ghosts of Davy Crockett.
Summary:
As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. One could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love and are still willing to fight over Davy's life and legacy.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-364) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1421247
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