An Autobiography of Davy Crockett by Stephen Brennan

By Stephen Brennan

Dependent partly on Davy Crockett’s personal writings, this can be the genuine tale approximately considered one of America’s so much iconic historic figures. From his days as a scout for Andrew Jackson throughout the warfare of 1812, his time as a Congressman for the nation of Tennessee, and his eventual loss of life on the Alamo, Davy Crockett led a existence that was once favourite and idealized by means of humans all throughout the United States, to this very day. examine the monopolist and company misdeeds, environmental degradation, and international army adventures that he skilled in the course of his notable existence. Illustrated with drawings and pictures, notice the wealthy history—part delusion and half fact—behind this nice American guy.

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