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David Crockett By James Atkins Shackford

David Crockett

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Davy Crockett has been America's best-known folk hero for at least 160 years. This biography of Crockett includes an introduction by Michael Lofaro.

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David Crockett: The Man and the Legend by James Atkins Shackford

Davy Crockett has been America's best-known folk hero for at least 160 years. This informed biography by James Atkins Shackford first appeared in 1956, at the height of the television-inspired Crockett craze. As Michael Lofaro notes in his introduction, "Shackford faced the monumental task of rescuing a nearly unknown David Crockett from the obscurity caused by the popularity of the earlier legendary Davys and deepened by Disney." He succeeded memorably, restoring David Crockett of Tennessee, a true pioneer and colorful figure even without romantic trappings.

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About James Atkins Shackford


James Atkins Shackford was an assistant professor of English at North Carolina State University. Michael A. Lofaro, associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is editor of Davy Crockett: The Man, the Legend, the Legacy, 1786-1986.

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GOR000994533
David Crockett: The Man and the Legend by James Atkins Shackford
James Atkins Shackford
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of Nebraska Press
1994-06-01
338
0803292309
9780803292307
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