Item description for Davy Crockett: His Own Story: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett by David Crockett...
Overview Presents the frontiersman's autobiography which provides insight into the language, events, and characteristics of that period in American history.
Publishers Description A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee. Written in 1834, this autobiography is like a tall tale of the life of a frontiersman, and established Davy Crockett as a larger-than-life American hero.
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Studio: Applewood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.04" Width: 8.44" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher Applewood Books
ISBN 1557092184 ISBN13 9781557092182
Availability 0 units.
More About David Crockett
Paul Andrew Hutton introduces this Bison Book edition of Davy Crockett's own story. Hutton, a professor of history at the University of New Mexico, is the author of the prize-winning Phil Sheridan and His Army, also a Bison Book.
Reviews - What do customers think about Davy Crockett: His Own Story?
A must read for children and adults alike! Sep 12, 2008
My children and I have thorougly enjoyed our reading aloud of "Davy Crockett: His Own Story". Written by Davy himself you feel like you are standing along side this great man of courage, determination, and heroism. We were rivoted by the honoring way this man lived his life. An awesome model for boys to emulate!
an American gem Aug 27, 2007
A great read: True, I may be prone to some bias, as Disney's first (and highly idealized) broadcast of "Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter" made its indelible print on me when I was several months shy of four years old. But Crockett's own story is a splendid, vivid, and revealing piece of work that belongs on the shelf of every student of its era. As a veteran reader of such material, and a much-published college and university educator, I commend the publisher of this work for its civil large-print edition (some of Bertrand Russell's best material is done in the same format) of this volume. KN
Only half the story Jan 28, 2007
I bought this book specifically because Davy Crockett himself was the author. I thought it would contain his entire autobiography, but the book ends before he goes off to Congress. The book and type are also much larger than I realized they would be. This book is more suitable for younger children. As an adult, I am quite disappointed.
Fascinating Apr 2, 2004
Davy Crockett is a legend -- and Crockett knew this while he was still alive. Throughout this autobiography, he is careful to conform to his public image, while being willing to clarify some of the tall tales being told.
Some have doubted Crockett's authorship, and he certainly used fellow congressman, Thomas Chilton of Kentucky to edit and assist in the manuscript preparation. However, the book is the work of Crockett and he wrote it in 1834, two years before the Alamo.
Reading about Crockett in his own words (even though they may have been edited or enhanced by another congressman) is a delight.