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Lone Star Nation free pdf In Lone Star Nation, Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands demythologizes Texas' s journey to statehood and restores the genuinely heroic spirit to a pivotal chapter in American history.
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.

About H. W. Brands

H. W. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of American history at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of many books, among them The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin," "which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the "Los Angeles Times "Book Award- T.R.: The Last Romantic," "a critically acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt- and The Age of Gold," "a celebrated history of the California Gold Rush. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Author : H. W. Brands
Publisher : Anchor Books
Data Published : 01 February 2005
ISBN : 1400030706
EAN : 9781400030705
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 608 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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