Davy Crockett: Frontier Legend (Sterling Biographies Series)

Davy Crockett: Frontier Legend (Sterling Biographies Series)

by George Edward Stanley


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Davy Crockett was a child of the frontier, where violence and danger were everywhere. A hunter, soldier, and backwoods politician, he helped settle large swaths of the still-growing United States. In the process, he became an American legend, with his life and exploits dramatized—and often fictionalized—in film and TV. Renowned author George Edward Stanley tells the true story: his difficult childhood; his time in the militia fighting the Indians and the British; his decision to become a Justice of the Peace and eventually run for the Tennessee State Legislature; and his final stand, and death, at the famous battle of the Alamo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402754999
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 08/05/2008
Series: Sterling Biographies Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Legend of Davy Crockett     1
Child of the Frontier     2
A Difficult Journey Home     12
Courtin' and Marriage     20
A Scout and Indian Fighter     30
A Man of Substance     42
A Backwoods Politician     51
Hunter and Bear Killer     57
Mr. Crockett Goes to Washington     64
Political Disappointments     78
Off to Texas     91
Remember the Alamo!     99
The Death of a Man/The Birth of a Legend     110
Glossary     118
Bibliography     119
Source Notes     120
Image Credits     122
About the Author     122
Index     123

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