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Author:
David Crockett
ISBN13:
978-0870495335
ISBN:
087049533X
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Univ Tennessee Press; 2 edition (July 31, 1987)
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Regional U.S.
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David Crockett's own story is a magnificent read and every American should read it, along with at least one good bio of Daniel Boone and of Benjamin Franklin.

David Crockett's own story is a magnificent read and every American should read it, along with at least one good bio of Daniel Boone and of Benjamin Franklin.

My father's name was John Crockett, and he was of Irish descent. He was either born in Ireland or on a passage from that country to America across the Atlantic. He was by profession a farmer, and spent the early part of his life in the state of Pennsylvania

My father's name was John Crockett, and he was of Irish descent. He was by profession a farmer, and spent the early part of his life in the state of Pennsylvania. The name of my mother was Rebecca Hawkins. She was an American woman, born in the state of Maryland, between York and Baltimore. It is likely I may have heard where they were married, but if so, I have forgotten.

How he went from Congressman David Crockett, presidential contender, to Davy Crockett, martyred legend of the Alamo is another story

Written after the appearance of a spurious biography in 1833, this was written with assistance from Thomas Chilton and claims to be an attempt to correct the earlier book's errors. Though often exaggerated and often even misleading, it is generally accurate and an early masterpiece of American humor. How he went from Congressman David Crockett, presidential contender, to Davy Crockett, martyred legend of the Alamo is another story. This volume ends in January 1834, with him again taking a seat in congress despite the efforts of Andrew Jackson partisans to defeat him in the election of 1833.

Davy Crockett lived in parts of East Tennessee, not far from my home now. Prior to this book, I knew fairly . Congressman for State of Tennessee, and even thought seriously about running for President when he didn't like the current politics, Strongly opposed Pres. Prior to this book, I knew fairly little about Crockett beyond the ditty about killing bears when he was only three, which, unsurprisingly, turned out to be a slight exaggeration. lt;br,

Hutton, a professor of history at the University of New Mexico, is the author of the prize-winning Phil Sheridan and His Army, also a Bison Book. Davy Crockett embellishes a remarkable list of events that made up a unique and meaningful life. In this autobiography, written in 1834, two years before he fought and died in the Battle of the Alamo, he admits that he only had one year of formal schooling, and this is evident in his weak grammar and spelling.

Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader. Davy Crockett "always delighted to be in the very thickest of danger. In his own unbelievable style he describes his early life in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his . .ear hunting, and his electioneering. His reputation of a great bear hunter 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.

LibriVox recording of Narrative of The Life of David Crockett of The State of Tennessee by David Crockett. Read in English by Lynne Thompson; Patrick McHaffie; AnthonyPatch; David J. Hastings; Nick Bulka; deongines; Chris Bunn; Todd Magers Autobiography, written by David (Davey) Crockett about 2 years before his death at the Alamo in March of 1836.

David Crockett-frontier humorist and teller of tall tales, politician, Indian fighter, rough-and-ready hero-comes to.

David Crockett-frontier humorist and teller of tall tales, politician, Indian fighter, rough-and-ready hero-comes to life in what is usually known as his "Autobiography. Surrounded by such a mass of folklore, Crockett became completely entangled in myth.

In his own inimitable style, Davy Crockett describes his earliest days in Tennessee, his two marriages, his career as an Indian fighter, his bear hunts, and his electioneering.
  • David Crockett's own story is a magnificent read and every American should read it, along with at least one good bio of Daniel Boone and of Benjamin Franklin. However, this edition is badly out of date, largely due to erroneous, albeit long-repeated material in the introduction by Paul Andrew Hutton.

    A much better reading experience for the Crockett autobiography is to be had in the facsimile, annotated edition edited by Shackford and Folmsbee. The only up to date, authentic bio of Crockett is "David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man's Friend", by Boylston & Wiener. Although it ends right before Crockett leaves for Texas and thus omits the glorified Alamo period, it is the only accurate bio, based largely on Crockett's own letters & other writings, and many other original documents congressional records, newspaper reports and other primary materials. The book corrects many erroneous ideas about Crockett that have been routinely repeated in almost all bios and captures the real man.

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  • A short but very interesting account, in his own words, of part of David Crocket's life. From humble beginnings to state representative, he tells his story with wit & truth, you feel you actually are getting the real person. His death,defending the mission called the Alamo against the overwhelming number of Mexican troops under General SantaAnna inorder to buy time for Sam Houston to gather his army, is the single most known fact about him. Read this book & you will understand how a life lived between Tennessee & Washington in the early19th century brought him to that defining moment.

  • I enjoy reading first person accounts of American history and Co. Aytch, Twelve Years a Slave, and others are among my favorite books. Add this one to the list.

    Learning about the extent to which a body can be pushed, the suffering that one can endure and survive, and the deprivation that soldiers sometimes had to live through, can inspire any young man. During the Creek War Crockett went weeks without a real meal, walked over 20 miles a day for days on end, and traversed the South on foot. As a settler he once walked 50 miles without rest, and almost died from the experience. While in his 40s he killed over 100 bears one year, using the meat as food for his family and others.

    He once built two boats, filled them with over 35,000 barrel staves, and travelled down the Mississippi River, only to be almost killed when they capsized. Another time he survived a cold wet night when he couldn't start a fire by repeatedly climbing up and sliding down a tree, and using the friction to create heat.

    Crockett was an honest man, generous to a fault, devoted to his family, and a supporter, then opponent of Andrew Jackson. An American to be admired, and the author of an inspiring adventure. I highly recommend it.

  • It would be hard to rate this book any other way than five stars. It is in Mr. Crockett's own words, and based on the spelling and grammar that point would seem to be fact. This book gives us a way to take all the stories from TV and movies and weigh them against the man's own words. Surprisingly it is also a look at American politics in the early 1800's and the tricks and maneuverings that we may consider strictly of our time here are show to be part of the American way of life since its inception. I purchased this book after watching back to back movies about the Alamo. The first was with John Wayne playing the part of Crockett, the second was with Billy Bob Thornton playing the part. I wanted to see how close the movies came to the real life Crockett. There was a story in the later produced Thornton movie about Crockett in the Creek Indian Wars. The story was disturbing and I considered it a Hollywood construct. The book proved me wrong, Hollywood had go it mostly correct. Good book, great fun, and a glimpse into our past as Americans.