The Wall Street Journal Reviews Crockett

Posted on May 28th, 2011 in News

David Crockett

He may not have ‘kilt him a b’ar when he was only three,’ but we still remember his name.

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On May 17th, 2011, Michael greeted readers at the Tulsa Historical Society and read from his three new books, The Wild West: 365 Days, David Crockett: The Lion of the West and Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Charles Arthur Floyd.

Daily News Reviews David Crockett

Posted on May 16th, 2011 in News

David Crockett

“As with Pretty Boy Michael Wallis gives us a vital history of one segment of our shared past by clarifying the context of Crockett’s time, which – like the Depression – is crowded with misconceptions. The bittersweet history of our nation does not need the froth of exaggeration: All the poetry we need can easily be found in the souls of the people themselves.”

Michael Wallis on StudioTulsa

Posted on May 16th, 2011 in News

NPR Tulsa

Listen to Michael’s interview with Rich Fisher on StudioTulsa. Michael discusses his latest book, “David Crockett: The Lion of the West”, which attempts to discern the truth about this out-sized personality.

Urban Tulsa Weekly Features Michael Wallis

Posted on May 11th, 2011 in News

Michael Wallis Urban Tulsa Cover

An author, speaker and animated auto cop, Tulsan Michael Wallis is exactly the type of character he’d write about.

Chapter 16 Reviews David Crockett

Posted on May 11th, 2011 in News

David Crockett

Based on the myth-busting facts presented in Michael Wallis’s new biography of Crockett, the lines in the song should have been “Born on a riverbank in Tennessee,” “Killed him a bar when he was in his teens,” and “Da-vid, Da-vid Crockett, The Lion of the West.” As for the coonskin-cap image, it would also have to go: he wore one only occasionally, after his legend had grown and people expected backwoods clothing. And don’t even think of calling the great man Davy—he was always David.

Tulsa World Features Michael Wallis

Posted on May 8th, 2011 in News

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Author and Tulsa resident Michael Wallis has three books coming out this year, one of which is a re-release.

Trailers for Cars 2

Posted on May 6th, 2011 in News

Disney Pixar Cars Sheriff

Cars 2 opens in theaters on June 24, 2011 and Disney/Pixar has now released three trailers for the sequel to the 2006 film which features Michael’s voice as the Sheriff of Radiator Springs.

BookPage Reviews David Crockett

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 in News

David Crockett

Wallis, author of acclaimed biographies such as Billy the Kid and Pretty Boy, has given readers a superb account of the real David Crockett, helping us to appreciate his place and time in American history.