Heroes of the Alamo: The Lives and Legacies of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie

3 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781493591053: Heroes of the Alamo: The Lives and Legacies of Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

*Discusses some of the legends and controversies surrounding Crockett and Bowie, including their deaths at the Alamo.
*Includes passages from Crockett's autobiography about some of his frontier exploits and legendary adventures.
*Includes the story about Crockett's famous Not Yours To Give speech, and the debate over whether he actually gave it.
*Includes pictures of Crockett, Bowie and other important people and places in their lives.
*Includes a Bibliography of each man for further reading.

"I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of rectitude. Most men are remembered as they died, and not as they lived. We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor." - Davy Crockett
"I'll wage they found no bullets in his back." - Jim Bowie's mother after hearing of his death at the Alamo
The Wild West and the frontier have long held a special place in the narrative of American history, and of all the legends and folk heroes who lived in the 19th century, none became as famous as Davy Crockett, "The King of the Wild Frontier". Crockett had the distinction of being a living legend in his own life. Known as a hardscrabble frontiersman who could spin a good yarn but who also took a no-nonsense approach that brought him from the backwoods of Tennessee to the halls of Congress. Though he served during the presidency of another Westerner, Andrew Jackson, Crockett was very much his own man, and he was distrustful of other politicians, a sentiment that has only endured him further to subsequent generations of Americans.
Like Crockett, Jim Bowie was famous in his lifetime, but it was his death in Texas that made him an American legend. Like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Bowie has come to represent the pioneering spirit of the frontier, along with the masculinity, machismo and swagger that earned him a reputation for fighting. And like any good legend, he is perhaps best remembered for his death at the Alamo than for any aspect of his life.
Much of Bowie's participation in the Alamo is still controversial, and fittingly he was known across America before that for another controversy. In what became known as the notorious Sandbar Fight of 1827, a duel between two men turned into a large fight that included Bowie, who was shot and stabbed during the melee but still managed to stab to death the sheriff of Rapides Parish in Louisiana with a large knife that has since become universally known as the Bowie knife. Between that fight and his death, Bowie became one of the Western frontier's most celebrated folk heroes.
Heroes of the Alamo chronicles the lives, myths and legends of the Alamo's two most famous defenders, examining the known and unknown about their lives and deaths in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Along with pictures of important people and places, you will learn about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie like you never have before, in no time at all.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles River Editors
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publis (2018)
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Paperback Quantity Available: 14
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Charles River Editors
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Charles River Editors
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. *Discusses some of the legends and controversies surrounding Crockett and Bowie, including their deaths at the Alamo. *Includes passages from Crockett s autobiography about some of his frontier exploits and legendary adventures. *Includes the story about Crockett s famous Not Yours To Give speech, and the debate over whether he actually gave it. *Includes pictures of Crockett, Bowie and other important people and places in their lives. *Includes a Bibliography of each man for further reading. I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of rectitude. Most men are remembered as they died, and not as they lived. We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor. - Davy Crockett I ll wage they found no bullets in his back. - Jim Bowie s mother after hearing of his death at the Alamo The Wild West and the frontier have long held a special place in the narrative of American history, and of all the legends and folk heroes who lived in the 19th century, none became as famous as Davy Crockett, The King of the Wild Frontier. Crockett had the distinction of being a living legend in his own life. Known as a hardscrabble frontiersman who could spin a good yarn but who also took a no-nonsense approach that brought him from the backwoods of Tennessee to the halls of Congress. Though he served during the presidency of another Westerner, Andrew Jackson, Crockett was very much his own man, and he was distrustful of other politicians, a sentiment that has only endured him further to subsequent generations of Americans. Like Crockett, Jim Bowie was famous in his lifetime, but it was his death in Texas that made him an American legend. Like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Bowie has come to represent the pioneering spirit of the frontier, along with the masculinity, machismo and swagger that earned him a reputation for fighting. And like any good legend, he is perhaps best remembered for his death at the Alamo than for any aspect of his life. Much of Bowie s participation in the Alamo is still controversial, and fittingly he was known across America before that for another controversy. In what became known as the notorious Sandbar Fight of 1827, a duel between two men turned into a large fight that included Bowie, who was shot and stabbed during the melee but still managed to stab to death the sheriff of Rapides Parish in Louisiana with a large knife that has since become universally known as the Bowie knife. Between that fight and his death, Bowie became one of the Western frontier s most celebrated folk heroes. Heroes of the Alamo chronicles the lives, myths and legends of the Alamo s two most famous defenders, examining the known and unknown about their lives and deaths in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Along with pictures of important people and places, you will learn about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie like you never have before, in no time at all. Seller Inventory # APC9781493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Charles River Editors
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.*Discusses some of the legends and controversies surrounding Crockett and Bowie, including their deaths at the Alamo. *Includes passages from Crockett s autobiography about some of his frontier exploits and legendary adventures. *Includes the story about Crockett s famous Not Yours To Give speech, and the debate over whether he actually gave it. *Includes pictures of Crockett, Bowie and other important people and places in their lives. *Includes a Bibliography of each man for further reading. I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of rectitude. Most men are remembered as they died, and not as they lived. We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor. - Davy Crockett I ll wage they found no bullets in his back. - Jim Bowie s mother after hearing of his death at the Alamo The Wild West and the frontier have long held a special place in the narrative of American history, and of all the legends and folk heroes who lived in the 19th century, none became as famous as Davy Crockett, The King of the Wild Frontier. Crockett had the distinction of being a living legend in his own life. Known as a hardscrabble frontiersman who could spin a good yarn but who also took a no-nonsense approach that brought him from the backwoods of Tennessee to the halls of Congress. Though he served during the presidency of another Westerner, Andrew Jackson, Crockett was very much his own man, and he was distrustful of other politicians, a sentiment that has only endured him further to subsequent generations of Americans. Like Crockett, Jim Bowie was famous in his lifetime, but it was his death in Texas that made him an American legend. Like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Bowie has come to represent the pioneering spirit of the frontier, along with the masculinity, machismo and swagger that earned him a reputation for fighting. And like any good legend, he is perhaps best remembered for his death at the Alamo than for any aspect of his life. Much of Bowie s participation in the Alamo is still controversial, and fittingly he was known across America before that for another controversy. In what became known as the notorious Sandbar Fight of 1827, a duel between two men turned into a large fight that included Bowie, who was shot and stabbed during the melee but still managed to stab to death the sheriff of Rapides Parish in Louisiana with a large knife that has since become universally known as the Bowie knife. Between that fight and his death, Bowie became one of the Western frontier s most celebrated folk heroes. Heroes of the Alamo chronicles the lives, myths and legends of the Alamo s two most famous defenders, examining the known and unknown about their lives and deaths in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Along with pictures of important people and places, you will learn about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie like you never have before, in no time at all. Seller Inventory # APC9781493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Charles River Editors
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 84 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.2in.Discusses some of the legends and controversies surrounding Crockett and Bowie, including their deaths at the Alamo. Includes passages from Crocketts autobiography about some of his frontier exploits and legendary adventures. Includes the story about Crocketts famous Not Yours To Give speech, and the debate over whether he actually gave it. Includes pictures of Crockett, Bowie and other important people and places in their lives. Includes a Bibliography of each man for further reading. I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of rectitude. Most men are remembered as they died, and not as they lived. We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor. - Davy Crockett Ill wage they found no bullets in his back. - Jim Bowies mother after hearing of his death at the Alamo The Wild West and the frontier have long held a special place in the narrative of American history, and of all the legends and folk heroes who lived in the 19th century, none became as famous as Davy Crockett, The King of the Wild Frontier. Crockett had the distinction of being a living legend in his own life. Known as a hardscrabble frontiersman who could spin a good yarn but who also took a no-nonsense approach that brought him from the backwoods of Tennessee to the halls of Congress. Though he served during the presidency of another Westerner, Andrew Jackson, Crockett was very much his own man, and he was distrustful of other politicians, a sentiment that has only endured him further to subsequent generations of Americans. Like Crockett, Jim Bowie was famous in his lifetime, but it was his death in Texas that made him an American legend. Like Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett, Bowie has come to represent the pioneering spirit of the frontier, along with the masculinity, machismo and swagger that earned him a reputation for fighting. And like any good legend, he is perhaps best remembered for his death at the Alamo than for any aspect of his life. Much of Bowies participation in the Alamo is still controversial, and fittingly he was known across America before that for another controversy. In what became known as the notorious Sandbar Fight of 1827, a duel between two men turned into a large fight that included Bowie, who was shot and stabbed during the melee but still managed to stab to death the sheriff of Rapides Parish in Louisiana with a large knife that has since become universally known as the Bowie knife. Between that fight and his death, Bowie became one of the Western frontiers most celebrated folk heroes. Heroes of the Alamo chronicles the lives, myths and legends of the Alamos two most famous defenders, examining the known and unknown about their lives and deaths in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Along with pictures of important people and places, you will learn about Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie like you never have before, in no time at all. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Charles River Editors
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Charles River Editors
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)
ISBN 10: 1493591053 ISBN 13: 9781493591053
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1493591053

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds