A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee



Crockett looms large in American mythology, and he put himself there. This 1834 autobiography, part of a failed Presidential challenge to Andrew Jackson, demonstrates that political memoirs in America havealways been about celebrity, fame, and macho decisiveness (“Always be sure you are right, then go ahead”). The best part is Crockett’s lengthy tale of a season hunting bears.

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