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Wallis, Michael, 1945-
David Crockett : the Lion of the West / Michael Wallis
Alternate Title Lion of the West
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  F436.C95 W35 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Crockett, Davy, 1786-1836
Subject(s) Pioneers -- Tennessee -- Biography
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
Subject United States. Congress. House -- Biography
Alamo (San Antonio, Tex.) -- Siege, 1836
Physical Description xviii, 380 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [351]-364) and index
Contents "Kilt him a b'ar" -- Born on a riverbank in Franklin -- The Crocketts arrive -- Over the mountain -- On the Nolichucky -- A boy's learning -- The Odyssey -- Rise above -- Lovesick -- Polly -- Finley's Gap -- Kentuck -- "Remember Fort Mims" -- "We shot them like dogs" -- Riding with Sharp Knife -- "Root hog or die" -- Cabin fever -- A tincture of luck -- "Itchy footed" -- "Natural born sense" -- Gentleman from the cane -- Land of the shakes -- In the eye of a "harricane" -- A fool for luck -- Big time -- "The victory is ours" -- Man without a party -- Trails of tears -- Lion of the west -- Bear-bit lion -- Go ahead -- Just a matter of time -- Gone to Texas -- Time of the comet -- El Alamo
Summary A biography of the legendary frontiersman, soldier, and martyr examines his life--from hunting bears in the unspoiled countryside to helping defend the Alamo--and aims to dispel long-held myths

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