Learn about Davy Crockett, the famous "coonskin" politician who was always more than the self-promoted backwoods Everyman. An astute and agile leader, Crockett would come of age during the Creek Wars, and die a hero at the battle of the Alamo in Texas. Today we can distinguish between the life and legend of Davy Crockett, through songs, films and books.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 34 minutes; 2 CDs.
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