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Lone Star Nation|H. W. Brands
Lone Star Nation : The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence
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The two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, bestselling historian, and author of Our First Civil War emythologizes Texas's journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history. - "A balanced, unromanticized account of] America's great epic." --The New York Times Book Review

From Stephen Austin, Texas's reluctant founder, to the alcoholic Sam Houston, who came to lead the Texas army in its hour of crisis and glory, to President Andrew Jackson, whose expansionist aspirations loomed large in the background, here is the story of Texas and the outsize figures who shaped its turbulent history. Beginning with its early colonization in the 1820s and taking in the shocking massacres of Texas loyalists at the Alamo and Goliad, its rough-and-tumble years as a land overrun by the Comanches, and its day of liberation as an upstart republic, Brands' lively history draws on contemporary accounts, diaries, and letters to animate a diverse cast of characters whose adventures, exploits, and ambitions live on in the very fabric of our nation.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781400030705
  • ISBN-10: 1400030706
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: February 2005
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.24 x 1.27 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.22 pounds
  • Page Count: 608

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