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The Resource David Crockett : the Lion of the West, Michael Wallis

David Crockett : the Lion of the West, Michael Wallis

Label
David Crockett : the Lion of the West
Title
David Crockett
Title remainder
the Lion of the West
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wallis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
His name was David Crockett. He never signed his name any other way, but popular culture transformed his memory into "Davy Crockett," and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. Best-selling historian Michael Wallis casts a fresh look at the frontiersman, storyteller, and politician behind these legendary stories. Born into a humble Tennessee family in 1786, Crockett never "killed him a b'ar" when he was only three. But he did cut a huge swath across early-nineteenth-century America-as a bear hunter, a frontier explorer, a soldier serving under Andrew Jackson, an unlikely congressman, and, finally, a martyr in his now-controversial death at the Alamo. Wallis's David Crockett is more than a riveting story. It is a revelatory, authoritative biography that separates fact from fiction, providing us with an extraordinary evocation of a true American hero and the rough-and-tumble times in which he lived
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
Biography type
individual biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.8/04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F436.C95
LC item number
W35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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the lion of the West
Label
David Crockett : the Lion of the West, Michael Wallis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19059210
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067583
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011000216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn601108943
  • (OCoLC)601108943
Label
David Crockett : the Lion of the West, Michael Wallis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19059210
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393067583
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011000216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn601108943
  • (OCoLC)601108943

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