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David Crockett - The Lion of the West

Michael Wallis

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. Bestselling 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.

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. Bestselling 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.
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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. Bestselling 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Pruden

Length:

10h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

16:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

09:09


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

12:47


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:12


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:23


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

19:04


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:52


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:48


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:53


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

12:06


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

11:37


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

15:40


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

19:50


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

14:50


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

17:58


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

10:26


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

20:52


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

14:06


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:50


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

11:22


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

12:27


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

15:46


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

17:06


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

18:59


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

17:46


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

11:42


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

17:26


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

16:22


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

20:02


Part 4, Chapter 30
Part 4, Chapter 30

20:19


Part 4, Chapter 31
Part 4, Chapter 31

15:47


Part 4, Chapter 32
Part 4, Chapter 32

17:22


Part 4, Chapter 33
Part 4, Chapter 33

22:02


Part 4, Chapter 34
Part 4, Chapter 34

30:18


Part 4, Chapter 35
Part 4, Chapter 35

24:54


Part 4, Chapter 36
Part 4, Chapter 36

34:32


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

00:27