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David Crockett by Michael Wallis
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Aug 16, 2011

it was ok
Read from September 08 to 15, 2011

This biography was just okay. The problem was that Crockett's life was not all that interesting. Yes he was a famous person in his day, but mainly because as a U.S. Representative he was known for his hunting ability, folksy stories, and his backwoods demeanor, and was the subject of books and plays. In reality his life was filled with moving from farm to farm to find some financial security, trying to stay ahead of his creditors, and long stretches away from his family because he was happiest when hunting in the forests. He was a soldier and adventurer and unluckily found himself at the Alamo while searching for a new home in Texas. It was interesting to read the real story, because most of my generation only know of Davey Crockett from the iconic Disney series.
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