The Frontiersman by Mark Derr
The Real Life and the Many Legends of Davy Crockett

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Debunks commonly held myths about Crockett, depicting him as an impoverished farmer who depended on his wife's money and skill and a rustic member of the House of Representatives who incurred the wrath of President Jackson. 30,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

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Mark Derr is the author of "Some Kind of Paradise," a critically acclaimed social and environmental history of Florida; "The Frontiersman: The Real Life and the Many Legends of Davy Crockett": and the forthcoming "A Dog's History of America," His articles have appeared in the "Atlantic Monthly," "Natural History," "Audubon," and the "New York Times," He lives in Miami Beach.
Published January 1, 1993 by Morrow. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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As a congressman, Crockett was an eloquent advocate for the poor, and his greatest act of political courage--denouncing the removal of Indians to west of the Mississippi--caused him to split with Andrew Jackson and thus to destroy his political career.

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