Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans

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by T.R. Fehrenbach
     
 

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Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday…  See more details below

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Here is an up-to-the-moment history of the Lone Star State, together with an insider's look at the people, politics, and events that have shaped Texas from the beginning right up to our days. Never before has the story been told with more vitality and immediacy. Fehrenbach re-creates the Texas saga from prehistory to the Spanish and French invasions to the heyday of the cotton and cattle empires. He dramatically describes the emergence of Texas as a republic, the vote for secession before the Civil War, and the state's readmission to the Union after the War. In the twentieth century oil would emerge as an important economic resource and social change would come. But Texas would remain unmistakably Texas, because Texans "have been made different by the crucible of history; they think and act in different ways, according to the history that shaped their hearts and minds."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306809422
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/07/2000
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
165,517
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


T. R. Fehrenbach,a native Texan, is the author of several books, including Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico and Comanches: The Destruction of a People, both available from Da Capo. He lives in San Antonio.

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Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I 'm enjoying details about how apaches and comanches arrived in Texas and the subsequent history of the spanish influence and their conflicts withe native population.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a Texan, you should have read this definitive history of our State.. 40 years ago my wife read it asa requirement . Last Sunday 2 friends/history buffs agreed with her--a grand read--I gotta do it NOW!
History_Student More than 1 year ago
I've read many histories of Texas, and this one is the best on my shelves. Readable, accurate, well done. Far better than Michener's novel on the subject.
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