Born on a Mountaintop : Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.nbsp; Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers.nbsp;In Born on a Mountaintop, Bob Thompsonnbsp;combines the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced afterlife as he delves deep into our love for an American icon.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;In the road-trip tradition of Sarah Vowell and Tony Horwitz, Thompson follows Crockett's footsteps fromnbsp;his birthplace in eastnbsp;Tennessee 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.
nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;Born on a Mountaintopnbsp;is 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 bring Davy Crockett's impact on the American imagination vividly to life. NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket. These items are only guaranteed to be structurally complete and readable and therefore are sold as is.
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