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Book Review: Davy Crockett- The Fabric of a Tennessee Hero



Davy Crockett- The Fabric of a Tennessee Hero was written by Shena Newberry Wilder and published by Deep Read Press in 2021. You can purchase it on Amazon/Kindle and you can visit the author on Amazon and on social media.


This book was not a long read, I read it in less than three hours, but it's one of many great books about honorable men, like Davy Crockett.

Davy Crockett: The Fabric of a Tennessee Hero explores the life of a man and the author's love of Tennessee. It reminds each of us, even today, that history and the people who lived it played out in the land beneath our feet. It also reminds us that heroism, that was evident back in the wilderness of Mr. Crockett's time, is still present in each and every one of us today. Davy Crockett was an amusing and a very entertaining man who told many a tall tale, but he was also a very serious man with a roughness, who learned to stand strong behind his convictions and principles. His moral character influenced the people of his state and all of America. Besides being a book reviewer, I'm also a lover of American history and I'm especially interested in the people who shaped our nation. Davy Crockett stands out as one of the people I most admire. The author did a very good job in introducing Davy Crockett to us. I have heard some people say Davy Crockett was a "myth" and that he never really existed. Some of his stories might be a myth but Mr. Crockett was very real. He not only was the "King of the Wild Frontier" but served in war and later he went on to become a congressman. He didn't fare well there but after being sent home to Tennessee he wrote: “I would rather be beaten and be a man than to be elected and be a little puppy dog. I have always supported measures and principles and not men. I have acted fearless[ly] and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried than to be hypocritically immortalized.” During his time in Congress, a vote was cast to remove the Native American Indians from their land and to send them to lands that would eventually become reservations, he said, “I voted against this Indian bill, and my conscience yet tells me that I gave a good, honest vote, and one that I believe will not make me ashamed in the day of judgment.” This book was not a long read, I read it in less than three hours, but it's one of many great books about honorable men, like Davy Crockett, who served and shaped America. Davy Crockett: The Fabric of a Tennessee Hero is a must read for anyone who believes in retaining the stories and honoring the men of our history.


I give Davy Crockett: The Fabric of a Tennessee Hero 5 out of 5 stars.


Shena Newberry Wilder is a scheduled guest on The Writers Lounge Blog Talk Radio Show #128 on December 12, 2022

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