American Legend by Buddy Levy audiobook

American Legend: The Real-Life Adventures of David Crockett

By Buddy Levy
Read by Chris Abernathy

Tantor Audio 9780399152788
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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Buddy Levy

Author Bio: Buddy Levy

Buddy Levy teaches writing and literature at Washington State University and is the author of numerous books, including No Barriers (with Erik Weihenmayer), River of Darkness, and Conquistador, which was a finalist for the 2009 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award. Levy’s essay “Leaps of Faith” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2006. He lives in northern Idaho.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English