The Resource Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier, Bob Thompson, (electronic resource)

Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier, Bob Thompson, (electronic resource)

Label
Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier
Title
Born on a mountaintop
Title remainder
on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier
Statement of responsibility
Bob Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the author's visits to key areas in the life of Davy Crockett, including the legendary frontiersman's Tennessee River Valley home and the Alamo site in Texas, exploring Crockett's true life and enduring cultural influence
  • An American icon: Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times, repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In fact, one could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David, before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Bob Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from his birthplace in East Tennessee, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love, and are still willing to fight over his life and legacy. More than just a bold new biography of one of the great American heroes, Thompson's rich mix of scholarship, reportage, humor, and exploration of modern Crockett landscapes brings Davy Crockett's impact on the American imagination vividly to life.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
976.8/04092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F436.C95
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Label
Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier, Bob Thompson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://epl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0875381B-AD9F-4ECB-86EB-2E72C356D5FF
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Play that song again" -- Remember Kings Mountain! -- The ballad of Polly Finley -- David Crockett, Indian fighter -- Go west, poor man -- Crockett goes rogue -- "Don't get above your raisin'" -- "The richest country in the world" -- "Crockett goes a-head, though dead" -- "The whole country came unglued" -- Soldiers in the Crockett wars -- The ghosts of Davy Crockett
Control code
ocn829827523
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307720917
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o829827523
  • (CaAE) o829827523
  • (OCoLC)829827523

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