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"The Complete David Crockett: Colonel Crockett's Tour: North & Down East, Narrative of the Life of David Crockett & Colonel Crockett in Texas," 3 Volumes In 1" by David Crockett are David Crockett's three books in one inexpensive e-book volume.
David "Davy" Crockett (1786-1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture as "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U. S. House of Representatives, and served in the Texas Revolution, where he died in the famous Battle of the Alamo.
BOOK I, "An Account of Colonel Crockett's Tour: North and Down East in the Year 1834" was written, in part, as a campaign piece in Crockett's House of Representatives re-election effort for the 1836 Congressional term. It was also a testing of Crockett's potential on a national scale, since 1836 was also a Presidential year.
Having gauged his National statue and decided he would not run for President----at least not in 1836----BOOK II, "Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee" was written, in part, as a campaign piece in Crockett's House of Representatives re-election effort for the 1834 term.
Near the end of this campaign, Crockett said in his inimitable style to his enemies, "If I lose this race, you can all go to hell---I'll go to Texas!" As a result of having been defeated by the Jacksonian forces in this re-election bid, he did just that----BOOK III, "Colonel Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas, Written by Himself" describes this period of his life. BOOK III, was published posthumously. Crockett planned to publish details of his Texas trip as a springboard to further political office either in Tennessee, or if he liked Texas enough to make it his new home, in that state. Unfortunately, he perished at the the massacre at the Alamo. This battle, though a defeat for the Texas forces, became the watchword----Remember The Alamo!----for Texas independence. His notes for the book were found at the Alamo after independence was won. A final chapter was added by A. J Dumas who published Crockett's words, making the story current through the Battle of San Jacinto. At that battle, where the Alamo watchwords were first used, the Texian army led by Sam Huston crushed the Mexican army under General Santa Ana and achieved independence.
The three books contain a total of 147,300+words, and approximately 491 pages at 300 words per page, with some illustrations of the period. A must read in the "King of the Wild Frontier's" own inimitable language, these three books describe Crockett's life and career. They illustrate the social and political struggles of those in the settled states as well as those on the frontier.