Research and a Free Library of Ebooks!

800px-Davy_Crockett_by_William_Henry_Huddle,_1889Which former U.S. Congressman traveled to the front line of the Texas Independence movement with a bee hunter, a juggler, and an aging sea pirate?

Why it’s that buck-skinned pioneer Davy Crockett, of course!

These are facts of history that you just can’t make up. Thanks to my eight-year-old, I’ve learned a lot about Mr. Crockett. It’s inspired me to research and work on a new Dinosaur Territory project involving the man who describes himself as “half-horse, half-alligator, and a little touched with the snapping turtle”.

From one of my favorite websites, Project Gutenberg, I’ve enjoyed a richly detailed biography of the King of the Wild Frontier for no cost to download:

David Crockett: His Life and Adventures by John S. C. Abbott

The biography has some antiquated language and a some old-fashioned ways of thinking, but otherwise it’s a good adventure tale that’s wrapped in the facts of an incredible American life. So check it out! Best for ages 12 and up. It’s FREE!

Also check out the other offerings on Project Gutenberg. Tons of free downloads. All of the literary classics are there. Plus, fun stuff too.

Looking forward to telling you more about the Crocket project. Coming soon!

-Sam

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