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eBook Davy Crockett's Own Story ePub

by Davy Crockett

  • ISBN: 1568522436
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Davy Crockett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Konecky & Konecky Military Books (May 1999)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1490 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1759 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf lit doc
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 567

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Read by David Crockett Of course, the book failed to get Crockett re-elected to congress in late 1834, and consequentially he went south to Texas and his story ended at th. .

Read by David Crockett. Of course, the book failed to get Crockett re-elected to congress in late 1834, and consequentially he went south to Texas and his story ended at the Alamo on 6 March 1836. But it's interesting to see an early example of a potential presidential candidate writing his autobiography, a path later pursued more successfully (from the perspectives of both political success and literary quality) by the current chap.

David Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the . House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution. Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling.

Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836. cn; Smith, Richard Penn, 1799-1854. Crockett's tour to the North and down East, published in 1834, and Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas, published posthumously in 1836. dub Col. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas. Crockett's exploits and adventures in Texas" is a generally ascribed to Richard Penn Smith.

It is written in Crockett's own words which makes it especially interesting. The stories are fascinating and vividly written.

But now with this audio book, it just flows as the reader has taken the time and trouble to pronounce and read. The second thing that jumped out at me is the way this book lets you see through the eyes of Crockett as he writes what he sees. It is written in Crockett's own words which makes it especially interesting.

David Crockett's own story is a magnificent read and every American should read it, along with .

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. dp/1933979518/ref sr 1 sc 1?s books&ie UTF8&qid 1484507947&sr 1-1-spell&keywords david+crockett+in+cogress.

Crockett's quick wit and entertaining stories of survival gained him the respect of fellow citizens and politicians. Davy Crockett: His Own Story by David Crockett. A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. In fact, while he was at a conference in Philadelphia, Crockett was awarded a handsome long rifle (named "Betsy"), which included a gold engraving on the barrel: "Presented to the Honorable David Crockett of Tennessee by the young men of Philadelphia.

Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and politician, became a folk hero during his own lifetime. Crockett grew up on the frontier and later used his knowledge of it in his political campaigns. Although he is known chiefly as a hunter and a soldier, Crockett also worked for land for settlers, relief for people in debt, and an expanded banking system for Tennessee. David "Davy" Crockett, the son of John and Rebecca Crockett, was born on August 17, 1786, in East Tennessee. He was the fifth of nine children

Davy Crockett (1786-1836) was a Tennessee-born frontiersman . Crockett received no significant academic education.

Davy Crockett (1786-1836) was a Tennessee-born frontiersman, congressman, solider and folk hero. After his heroic death defending the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, Crockett became one of the most celebrated and mythologized figures in American history. For much of his teenage life, his teacher was the frontier, where he became a skilled woodsman, scout and hunter. He also became the subject of a play and a series of books and almanacs which included tall tales about his exploits as a bear-hunting frontiersman.

Hunter, Indian fighter, congressman, hero, Davy Crockett was an American original. Here is his own story told with wit and impressive powers of observation.

Comments

Dorilune Dorilune
As a U.S. Congressman, Davy became increasingly quoted in newspapers and celebrated in
popular dime novels. In 1831, a Davy Crockett-like character was introduced to New York
audiences in a stage play called "Lion of the West" and soon after a book about him
was published.
Seeing others making money off his fame, Davy got help from a fellow Congressman in
writing his autobiography. It was an immediate success, a huge best-seller reprinted
over and over again through the years. Then came tales of Davy the Indian fighter and
Davy the bear hunter in a series of children's books, almanacs, and another
long-running stage play.
The real Davy was an authentic American hero and news of his death shocked the
world. Though stage plays and novels altered his story, he gave his life
defending the American Dream.
Thetalen Thetalen
I wasn't sure how this would go; being as how the book was written over a hundred years ago, by a man with limited education, but it was a wonderful read. Two things are going to very clear to you, one that Col Crockett thought fairly highly of himself, and that he didn't think much about Jackson and Van Buren. He also interestingly enough didn't dwell much on his family, not even giving us names of his wives or children [I not even sure he was home enough to know the names].
I learned a lot about politics, and how they were carried on in the early 1830's. I must say that if our politicians behaved that way today our country would be shocked. I do think that this book shows that Crockett was a concerned public servant, and did a good job working for his constituency. He did seem to have a strong grasp on the going ons of the nation.
If you are looking for a good first hand history of the 1820's and 30's give this book a shot. It is easy to read, and informative. The only caution is to remember that it was written at a different time, this book is not PC by today's standards, and there are words and sentiments that may make today's readers a little uncomfortable.
Gholbimand Gholbimand
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is a very easy read. Has lots of interesting facts about Davy Crockett that I did not know.