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Traces the life of the soldier who led the fight for Texas' independence from Mexico, served as governor and senator, and opposed secession during the Civil War.
Posted November 25, 2003
Sam Houston was a man, bigger than life, who lived with a bravado that still resonates today. Born in 1793 in Virginia, his family soon moved to the wilds of Tennessee. His father was in the militia and with four older brothers, Sam soon had military heroes to inspire him. Not cut out for farm life, he ran away and lived with the Cherokees for three years-an experience that would mold his later years. Sam then began a military/political career that spanned many years, and that included fighting Indians as well as being their sponsor/champion, and forging the state of Texas. Sam Houston was prone to flamboyant costumes and behavior, which makes his story even more interesting. All in all, a very entertaining and informative biography.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.