• American Legend

  • The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett
  • By: Buddy Levy
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

David Crockett was an adventurer, a pioneer, and a media-savvy national celebrity. In his short-but-distinguished lifetime, this charismatic frontiersman won three terms as a US congressman and a presidential nomination. His 1834 memoir enjoyed frenzied sales and prompted the first-ever "official" book tour for its enormously popular author. Down-to-earth, heroic, and independent to a fault, the real Crockett became lost in his own hype, and he's been overshadowed by a larger-than-life, pop-culture character in a coonskin cap.

Now, American Legend debunks the tall tales to reveal the fascinating truth of Crockett's hardscrabble childhood, his near-death experiences, his unlikely rise to Congress, and the controversial last stand at the Alamo that mythologized him beyond recognition. In this beautifully written narrative, Crockett emerges as never before: a rugged individual, a true American original, and an enduring symbol of the Western frontier.

©2005 Buddy Levy (P)2021 Tantor

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Buddy Levy delivers again.

As a fan of Author Buddy Levy I was not disappointed by his telling of David Crockett’s life story. It’s is fascinating how life in America has changed since the time of Crockett and to me, equally fascinating how it hasn’t.

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  • JB
  • 02-28-22

Very interesting

Very good abs exciting book. Got a little slow with details of his political story, but if that’s not your thing, with audible you can skip and pick up at any point.

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Very well done

Wonderfully written and narrated. I love how this covers Crockett’s early life and includes his own writings and quotes. I highly recommend this audio.

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Evan's Review

Growing up in the 1950's and 60's when Walt Disney came with TV series it was great then when John Wayne made the movie The Alamo Davy was one boyhood heros. Yes I'm one that had a coon skin cap. If like adventure early American life poineers and politics u strong recommend this book

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