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David Crockett by William Groneman
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Mar 12, 2009

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(Audio-book) After immersing myself in England for awhile, I decided to listen to a book about the American frontier. This book fit the bill. I enjoyed the style of the writer and the subject. I doubt that I would have personally liked Davy Crockett; he was a heavy drinker and an incessant roamer, leaving his family often for his own whims.
I had forgotten that he was an US Congressman. I wouldn't have liked him there either because he was ineffectual and mean-spirited. When he became angry at someone he wouldn't vote for that person's legislation even if it was good and beneficial for his constituents. But he was an interesting person to read about. He was definately an important part of frontier life at the time and was physically strong, mostly happy-go-lucky and very courageous. I think Groneman did a good job of sorting through the many things written about Davy Crockett and putting it together in an easy to read format.

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