Paperback, 144 pgs. Davy Crockett’s Almanacks are an entertaining medium, but, more important, give at least a partial portrait of this pioneer period, and certainly a most important one. Contained are stories of such romantic figures as Mike Fink, Daniel Boone, Kit Carson, Ben Hardin, Old Hickory Jackson and many more of Crockett’s contemporaries. The stories are filled with myths, laughter, actual episodes on the frontier, of bear-hunts, speeches in Congress, stump-oratory of the period and of eccentric characters. The tales in the Crockett Almanacks are not just concerning Tennessee, but they range all over the Old South, as far west as Texas, and as far north as Illinois. Filled with woodcuts.