David Crockett: The Lion of the West (Paperback)

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Boomers know him from the phenomenal 1950s TV series but even in his lifetime he was already iconic. This solid biography clears up many misconceptions about Crockett and succeeds splendidly in giving context to a very original American. A pleasure all the way. — Bill Lewis

Boomers know him from the phenomenal 1950s TV series but even in his lifetime he was already iconic. This solid biography clears up many misconceptions about Crockett and succeeds splendidly in giving context to a very original American. A pleasure all the way. — Bill Lewis

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"Vivid, Comprehensible . . . cuts through decades of mythmaking." —Texas Monthly


Popular culture transformed his memory into “Davy Crockett,” and Hollywood gave him a raccoon hat he hardly ever wore. In this surprising New York Times bestseller, historian Michael Wallis has cast a fresh look at the flesh-and-blood man behind one of the most celebrated figures in American history. More than a riveting story, Wallis’s David Crockett is a revelatory, authoritative biography that separates fact from fiction and provides us with an extraordinary evocation of not only a true American hero but also the rough-and-tumble times in which he lived.

About the Author


Michael Wallis, the best-selling author of Route 66 and Billy the Kid, has published eighteen books and won numerous honors and awards. He is a popular public speaker and a highly acclaimed voice actor. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Praise For…


Highly entertaining.
— Kate Tuttle - Boston Globe

Wallis understands the intriguing and mysterious element of American life and history.
— Stanley Crouch - New York Daily News

Read like fiction . . . enhanced by flowing prose in portraying a flawed but fascinating frontiersman.
— Publishers Weekly

Splendid . . . a readable and surprising biography.
— Allen Barra - Star Tribune


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393342277
ISBN-10: 0393342271
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2012
Pages: 400
Language: English