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Who Was Davy Crockett? by Gail Herman
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Who Was Davy Crockett?

by Gail Herman

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I read this children's biography to my son. I actually knew very little about Davy Crockett (who as we learn in the biography preferred to be called David) so it was interesting to read a book that focused on the facts of his life rather than the legend. We learned that he was a man who moved around quite a bit on the Western frontier of Tennessee, enjoyed hunting bears, served in U.S. Congress, and died fighting at the Alamo. It was all very interesting although the book does soft-pedal the severity of his involvement with "Indian removal," slavery, and the anti-Mexican prejudice of the Texas liberation fight. On the other hand, it doesn't ignore these issues. So we're presented with a story of a complex man who's life may be more interesting than the folk tales he inspired. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0448467046, Paperback)

Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find out the real story of this folk hero, who did love to hunt bears, served as a congressman for Tennessee, and fought and died at the Alamo.

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"Davy Crockett, the King of the Wild Frontier, is a man of legend. He is said to have killed his first bear when he was three years old. His smile alone killed another, and he skinned a bear by forcing him to run between two trees. Fact or fiction? Find out the real story of this folk hero, who did love to hunt bears, served as a congressman for Tennessee, and fought and died at the Alamo"--"An illustrated biography of famous frontiersman Davy Crockett, who died at the Alamo"--… (more)

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