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Identity Crisis by Robert Green NE TRUE THING ABOUT COL. DAVID CROCKETT: HE WAS Willing to stand up for a hopeless cause. In early February 1834two years before the Battle of the Alamohe was making another heroic, doomed last stand. Embroiled in a fight for his very identity, he was putting the finishing touches on his autobiography. True to his plainspoken form, Crockett didn’t waste timein the opening pages of the work, he explained why he was writing it. 18 THE TEXAS OBSERVER WWW.TEXASOBSERVER.ORG