This is a novel based on the life of Davy Crockett, from his early apprenticeships to his first loves, and finally to Polly with whom he moved to the wilderness. His erratic career as a volunteer, leaving when it seemed necessary, coming back when he wanted to fight, leaving again. Another marriage, and another westward move, while his fame as marksman, hunter, politican grows space. His career in Congress -- his importance to his party -- and finally the end of his life in the defense of the Alamo. A hero saga, set against an understanding picture of frontier life and people. Differs sharply from the Constance Rourke material, in that that is edited from Crockett's own writings, so that it is virtually autobiography.