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Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier / Bob Thompson.

Authors: Thompson, Bob, 1950 August 28-
Call number: B Crockett, Davy THO
Publication: New York : Crown Trade Group, [2012]
Copyright notice: ©2012
Publication date: [2012]©2012
Subject: Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- To 1865.
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836.
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836.
Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836 -- Public opinion.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Title: Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier / Bob Thompson.
Edition: First edition.
Physical description: 375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents note: "Play that song again" -- Remember Kings Mountain! -- The ballad of Polly Finley -- David Crockett, Indian fighter -- Go west, poor man -- Crockett goes rogue -- "Don't get above your raisin'" -- "The richest country in the world" -- "Crocket goes a-head, though dead" -- "The whole country came unglued" -- Soldiers in the Crocket wars -- The ghosts of Davy Crockett.
Summary note: As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. One could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love and are still willing to fight over Davy's life and legacy.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-364) and index.
ISBN: 9780307720894
0307720896
LCCN: 2012538496
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1421247
Bib No.: 1421247

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