A new brush-up of that old coonskin cap claims to present Crockett, the man, and Crockett, the legend, and succeeds very...

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DAVY CROCKETT

A new brush-up of that old coonskin cap claims to present Crockett, the man, and Crockett, the legend, and succeeds very well in doing the latter. Mr. Blair is a collector of American tall tales and legends and his work in the field helps to reenforce and recreate Davy as the mostest, bestest, biggest, bravest man there was around. Blair bases much of his material on Crockett's autobiography and the stories told and written about him during his lifetime. In this way, he forms a chronology in the vernacular which was Davy's. But as the facts emerge and keep emerging, his most remarkable ability was not bear killing, or Indian fighting, or the championship of the settlers. It is probably the unabashed braggadocio of the man (which was as much that of the period) which with Disney as his apostle has given him a whole country without frontiers to conquer.

Pub Date: Aug. 25, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Coward-McCann

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1955