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Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier

Born on a Mountaintop:  On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier

by Bob Thompson,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 17, 2013

In 1833, after regaining his old seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, David Crockett started cashing in on his celebrity. Puzzled that his “humble name” attracted public interest, he announced that he was writing an “unvarnished” autobiography that would present him “as I really am, a plain, blunt, Western man, relying on honesty and the woods, and not on learning and the law, for a living.”

 

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