This wonderful biography of an iconic hero by Michael Wallis was such an interesting read. Wallis did a beautiful job telling the complete story of David Crockett against the more folk-hero image many of us have of "Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier." So much of that image was based on legend, yet the real David Crockett was fascinating and though not always sterling in character, was someone we can admire. It's great to see the historic perspective more clearly, and to read about his life and times, and also about his death at the Alamo. If we can remove Fess Parker and John Wayne from our minds as we read, the true person who became the legend becomes ever more clear. Definitely recommend!