Davy Crockett: His Own Story

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Davy Crockett: His Own Story

Author: David Crockett
Publisher: Applewood Books
Copyright: 1834
Pages: 128
Cover Price: $ 14.95

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A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. Written in 1834, this autobiography is like a tall tale of the life of a frontiersman, and established Davy Crockett as a larger-than-life American hero. Crockett died at the Alamo a few years after the book appeared.

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Tennessee represented the western frontier at the time of the Revolution and was a border state in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Popularized as "Davy" Crocket, David Crockett was a pioneer in Tennessee, a Congressman, and a casualty in the defense of the Alamo in the War for Texas Independence. The bastion of the Alamo in San Antonio was defended by a small band of Texans against Mexican general Santa Anna during the Texas Revolution. All the defenders died.