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

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

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
As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times. One could argue that there are three distinct Crocketts: the real David as he was before he became famous; the celebrity politician whose backwoods image Crockett himself created, then lost control of; and the mythic Davy we know today. Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps from the Tennessee river valley where he was born, to Washington, where he served three terms in Congress, and on to Texas and the gates of the Alamo, seeking out those who know, love and are still willing to fight over Davy's life and legacy
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 976.8/04092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F436.C95
LC item number
T54 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier, Bob Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
17640986
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780307720894
Lccn
2012538496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Born on a mountaintop : on the road with Davy Crockett and the ghosts of the wild frontier, Bob Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
17640986
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9780307720894
Lccn
2012538496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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