Cover

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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Acknowledgments

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p. 5

THIS ESSAY originated as the presidential address to the Texas State Historical Association on March 4, 1977. Many friends assisted in searching for the sources used in the original paper and in this expanded and...

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How Did Davy Die?

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pp. 9-50

THE GOOD LORD generously endowed David Crockett with those qualities the backwoods required: rugged strength, unusual perseverance, extraordinary courage, and fierce determination. Crockett capitalized on...

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Dan Kilgore and His Big Little Book

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pp. 51-104

“Looking at Dan Kilgore’s slender volume,” mused Archie Mc- Donald from his editor’s desk in Nacogdoches, “ . . . you wonder How Did Dan Stir Up Such a Mess?”1 It’s hard to take at face value Kilgore’s protestations that he had no intention of stirring...

. . . And Why Do We Care So Much?

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pp. 104-120