Book Discussion on David Crockett In Congress

James Boylston and Allen Wiener talked about their book David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man’s Friendread more

James Boylston and Allen Wiener talked about their book David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man’s Friend (Bright Sky Press; November 1, 2009). In their book they present an examination of the life of U.S. Representative David Crockett that goes beyond his days as Davy Crockett the frontiersman, arguing that he was also a master politician and an advocate for the poor. He represented Tennessee from 1827-1831 and 1833-1835 but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. They responded to questions from members of the audience.

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Book Discussion on David Crockett In Congress

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Austin, Texas, United States
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Jan 16, 2010
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Jan 17, 2010

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  • Jan 16, 2010 | 1:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 17, 2010 | 3:34am EST | C-SPAN 2
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