Post by Allen Wiener on Jul 31, 2012 7:55:56 GMT -5
Wade - that's one of my favorite pieces in the Review. This is one of several excellent research efforts by Jim that have helped to lift long-standing misconceptions about Crockett, largely created in Shackford's book and repeated in most subsequent Crockett biographies, which relied too heavily on Shackford. Jim has also written pieces that established the credibility of much of the book "Sketches and eccentricities of Col. David Crockett," the fact that it was written by James Strange French (not Mathew St. Clair Clarke, as Shackford thought), and exposed the complete fabrication of the "Not Yours To Give" fictional story that continues to circulate on self-serving websites, despite efforts to post information revealing its bogus nature.
Glad you are enjoying the Review!
“I knew, even as a boy, that to love this world one must keep one’s distance” -- Bishop Daisy - "King of Hearts"
I must add my thanks and congratulations to all involved in the development and issuance of the first issue of THE ALAMO STUDIES REVIEW. It is, as Rich stated, "a remarkable contribution to this site." I look foreward to future issues.