The Voice of the West

With a deep gravelly Oklahoma voice, Michael Wallis – historian, author, storyteller – wowed Jon Stewart’s audience on the Daily Show, with tales of his biography of Davy Crockett.  If you’ve seen the Pixar film “Cars,” you may remember Wallis’s voice as the Sheriff of Radiator Springs – a 1949 Mercury Club Coupe.

In a short preview, Wallis recounted how Crockett, the man, was actually more interesting than the myth that defined him or the Disney version as “King of the Wild Frontier.”   Wallis’s anecdotes  about Crockett’s life, demonstrated that “truth is better than fiction.”  If the book is as entertaining as the author, David Crockett: The Lion of the West, will be worth reading.