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David Crockett: The Lion of the WestMichael Wallis★★★★See at: Barnes & Noble, Google, Amazon.com,9780393081442Biography & Autobiography, Historical, Political, Adventurers & Explorers ReviewWallis’ examination of the man behind the myth is both well written and engrossing. (_Booklist_ )Michael Wallis is the master frontier story teller, having chronicled everything from Billy the Kid to Highway 66. Now he’s told the tale of the real David Crockett as distinguished from the mostly mythical one. Davy (with a show biz “y”) Crockett did, in fact, die at The Alamo but he did not kill a bear when he was only three or wear a coonskin cap except in publicity photographs. That’s just for starters. But the truth has a way of being more interesting than the made-up, most particularly when in the talented writing mind and hands of Michael Wallis. (Jim Lehrer )Like Crockett himself [Wallis] is a storyteller. The man who emerges from these pages is vivid, comprehensible, and, in the main, historically reliable. On a subject that has come to be dominated by acrimonious debate and posturing, such serenity has a lot to recommend it. (_Texas Monthly_ )About the AuthorMichael Wallis is the bestselling author of Route 66,Billy the Kid, Pretty Boy, and David Crockett. He hosts the PBS series American Roads. He voiced The Sheriff in the animated Pixar feature Cars. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.